Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You Can't Predict Baseball...You Can't Predict Baseball

On those rare occasions when John Sterling actually makes sense, he still manages to annoy. Usually it's because he's said it a million times before...and that's in the last two innings! beat writer Bryan Hoch deftly points this out in a recent blog about the Yankees 2010 season.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Can’t the Yankees do Better than John Sterling?

I can’t wait for opening day against the Red Sox, yet my excitement is tempered with the knowledge that this also means another year of John Sterling blowing calls and hot air.

While surfing the Web, I came upon a well-thought-out argument against the announcer. Here’s the link.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sterling Silver

Today, USA Today mentions how John Sterling “has been misjudging fly balls for home runs for years.” It’s good to see the press verify what we’ve known for far too many seasons. Actually, it is an interesting article on veteran sportscasters, from Sterling (71) to Vin Scully (82).

Personally, I prefer some of the older announcers to the younger ones. They provide a better perspective to the game and are full of interesting anecdotes. I won’t get into what I think Sterling is full of.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sterling Double Dipping?

As we wait for the season to start, we will take an occasional look at Sterling Moments from years gone by. In 2008, the NY Post reported that John Sterling was building a bad rep in the press dining room.

Charges range from dipping his finger into the ice cream barrel, to breaking snacks in half and leaving the remains for others. All this proves that, unlike the rest of us, John Sterling can have his cake and eat it, too…and leave the rest for some poor slob to clean up. Read the whole story here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Want Fries with That Shake?

How does John Sterling create such a strong vibrato for his infamous “The Yankees Win!” call? By contorting his upper body in a move known as the “Sterling Shake.” The best part happens around the :24 second point, when Sterling turns around to see who’s looking at him. Kind of a microcosm of why he is such a terrible broadcaster…it’s all about him.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Me Llama Senior Boring

Writing for the NY Post today, Phil Mushnick reports that WCBS-AM has struck a deal with a Spanish-speaking station to carry Yankees games. Mushnick points out that even if you no comprende Espanol , it still beats listening to Sterling. Good point, Phil!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Girardi Wallops Sterling?

No matter how much he annoys us, we certainly wish John Sterling no harm. That said, we certainly got a kick out of an NBC Sports blog that talked about Yankee skipper Joe Girardi whacking Sterling upside the head with a metal chair. Read the story here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lemonade from Lemons

Sterling’s end-of-game victory call (“Theeeee Yankees Win”) is so annoying that it makes even the biggest Yankee fan cringe. Yet musical group The Deadly Spinners found inspiration in it. The result is a fine piece of work called the “WinWarble Song.” Here it is:

More Hot Air

Pinstripe Alley gives a great example how one of John Sterling's many thories just doesn't hold water. Baseball fans will enjoy their analysis called Men Left on Base.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

“Cervelli will NOT be stealing…
there he goes!”

You gotta love it when a know-it-all shows just how little he knows.

One Reason Sterling Doesn't Stink

His knowledge of show tunes.

Fives Reasons Sterling Stinks

“It is high…it is far…it is gone!”
It is… perhaps the most annoying home run call in baseball history. Sterling constantly strives to shine the light on himself, instead of the on-field action. This call is a perfect example.

An A-Bomb, Called by A-Hole
It is not enough for Sterling to distract from the game with one over-the-top call; he needs to add stupid wordplay that only distracts from the action more.

Stats! Stats! Stats!
Despite the fact that Sterling will frequently bemoan the over use of stats, he overuses stats.

Oil and Water
His total lack of chemistry with Suzyn Wladman. Really…is she even in the same building?

Perfect Attendance
It’s one thing being a homer, it is another to spend sooooo much time reporting attendance figures. Seriously, count the number of times he mentions this.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Get in Shape!

It’s spring training and fans, like players, must get in shape. To help you prepare for the grind of listening to John Sterling, here’s a pretty funny video called The Sterling Shake. Enjoy.