Monday, April 26, 2010

John Sterling and Mr. Magoo.
Separated at Birth?

Writing for the blog, Dean Balsamini referred to John Sterling as Mr. Magoo. For those of you under a certain age, Mr. Magoo was a cartoon character who bumbled his way through life due to his poor eyesight.

Wikipedia’s description of Magoo makes Balsamini’s confusion understandable:

“Quincy Magoo…gets into a series of sticky situations as a result of his nearsightedness, compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem. Affected people…tend to think that he is a lunatic.”

Well, let’s see. Sterling certainly seems to have vision problems as evidenced by his many home run calls that turn out to be foul (or caught), and his frequent misidentification of players.
You could certainly call Sterling stubborn. Witness his refusal to back off of his widely-ridiculed home run calls and end-of-game calls. And most people I know think he’s a lunatic.

Hmmm. John Sterling. Mr. Magoo. I’ve never seen them photographed together. Could they be one in the same? That would explain plenty.


  1. How dare you malign Mr. Q. Magoo? Quincy Magoo has done nothing but delight millions of fans for decades. He's brought laughter to the suffering, smiles to the sick and joy to the crab-assers. Just like one JOHN STERLING. They should take Magoo out of the mothballs and team him up with J.Sterl immediately. That sports-casting tandem would be undeniable.

  2. can't see and the other can't speak :)

  3. For the last time, stop making fun of JOHN STERLING!'s eyesight. It's chronic hyperactive astigmatism, gol'durnit, and he just can't control it. Mr. Magoo's speech impediment is no laughing matter either. Grr . . . .