Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sterling Adds to Granderson Home Run Call (via Willy Wonka)

Would he? Could he? Was it possible that John Sterling would repeat his much-maligned home run call for Curtis Granderson? Simply put, yes.

After Granderson went yard against Jonathan Papelbon in tonight's 10th inning, the head scratching began as, for some unknown reason, Sterling repeated his now infamous “Something sort of Grandish” call.

But wait. It gets worse. Since one egotistical call may not be enough, Stelring then proceeded to serenade his listners buy singing “The Grandyman can, the Grandyman can.” This is apparently his take on the song “The Candy Man,” featured in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

“Something sort of Grandish” is based on the 1947 Broadway musical Finnian’s Rainbow. Willy Wonka came out in 1971. I guess this is Sterling’s idea of getting with the times.


  1. Seriously!? That's the best you got? Suck it up...the Yanks took 2 out of 3 in Fenway and all you can come up w/ is Sterling's goofy call. At least it slightly more creative than the ignorant chant of "Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!" by the mouth-breathing Red Sox fan's.
    By the way, third paragraph down, you spelled Sterling's name wrong...not that anyone would expect you to get it right after already having used it 3 times.
    Silly Rabbitt!!!
    B~ from NY

  2. He could have chanted Papplsucks, Papplsucks...I see a confidence problem brewing for a Sox closer!!

  3. Thanks for following! Keep up the good work on Sterling. I've just added you to my blogroll. Nice work.

  4. Outlandish lies, all this. Stop the protest and buy a TV if his antics grate. The character assassination of the man once known as Harold Moskowitz is a threat to all we hold dear and true. Yes, a blowhard, but he's OUR blowhard, dig?, and fits swelled hand in over-sized glove in the Yanks ethos. A big man for a bigger job. I put it to you: if you're indicting John Sterling, aren't you indicting baseball announcers everywhere? And if that's the case, aren't you pillorying our beloved national pastime itself? Then the logic holds, you drivel, that aren't you taking on the entire ball of wax, America itself? Well . . . I'm not going to stand here and listen to you badmouth th-uh-uh-uh United States of America! Nor it's showtunes! You cannot win. Cease your futile, rank operation. Give us Sterling or give us glorious death!

  5. Grumpus, he is OUR blowhard indeed, but man he gets on my nerves. Your response certainly made me think...and laugh. Please feel free to post often as you are now designated as an official DOS (Defender of Sterling).

    PS I would never badmouth a showtune!

    Sterling Stinks