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#1 Daniel

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:21 PM

I would like to announce my lobbying campaign to add an annoying play-by-play announcer retirement mandate in the health bill. From his way over the top canned calls to his annoying nicknames, his schtick is gut curdling even for Yankee fans. Now apparently, he's breaking out into song every time Curtis Granderson hits a homerum.

Coming from a Yankee and Devils fan, I'd rather listen to Sam Rosen say "It's a powerplay goal" on a continuous loop for a 3 hour plane flight.

Regardless of political party, team allegiance, favorite color, please give your support this noble cause.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:54 PM

While I think his voice is annoying, and his "AND IT'S HIT HARD. OOOH BABY IS THAT FAR. ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE WALL IT'S...caught by jeter on the edge of the infield" moments... you gotta admit the Sterling shake is legendary.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:53 AM

lol, as a Met fan from afar I find Sterling kinda funny (in small doses)...a cross between Chico with the airhead moments and Rick Jeanerett with the planned over-the-top calls.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 12:55 PM

I'm all for getting him off the air...and Suzyn while we're at it.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:00 PM

To be fair, I'm not a huge Yankees fan, by any stretch, but I pretty much agree with everything Daniel said. The nicknames when players hit homeruns are the absolute worst. To me, the most maddening thing about Sterling is he actuallt calls a great game when he just does the call...no schtick, no "Alexander The Great conquers again" when A-Rod goes yard...just do the call, Sterling!

And, no, the Yankees Win warrble was amazing when they won the World Series in '96 because it was honest, genuine emotion. It's even acceptable now in the playoffs or if the game was a close one. But when the Yankees win 10 to 2 against Minnesota in May, do you really need, "Theeeeee Yankees WIINNN!"?

Daniel, you have my support for this fine cause of yours.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

his "AND IT'S HIT HARD. OOOH BABY IS THAT FAR. ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE WALL IT'S...caught by jeter on the edge of the infield" moments


Ah, John Sterling. Possibly the person who polarizes Yankees fans more than anyone else associated with the organization.

I think the guy has a great voice and calls the game with a great pace, which is really important with baseball (see: Kalas, Harry). But he sucks at painting a picture with words. What M3 mentioned above is, to me, the most infuriating thing about him. I'll be driving and listening to the game and he'll let out one of these cocktease home run calls: "IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IIIIIIIIT IIIIIIIIIIIS ...", getting me all riled up behind the wheel, before finishing it with "... caught 20 feet shy of the track." Let's just say John Sterling is the reason why the center console in my car is broken.

But I like his cheesy home run calls. They're fun. When Matsui left, one of the first thoughts to run through my head was, "Guess I'll never hear another 'Upper-Decki from Hideki' call again." Not gonna lie, it was a bummer.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:41 PM

If you hate sam and micheletti -- theres no way you can like sterling, the guy is a CLOWN all he needs is a red rubber nose... its time to retire
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:48 PM

Am I the only one that thinks people are being WAAAYYYY too harsh on Sterling as a whole?

Yes, he struggles sometimes with plays, and I wish he'd be a little more accurate. But his act, his sayings, and his theatrics, to me, is actually quite fun. "An A-Bomb! From A-Rod! The Yankees Win!"

It's a hell of a lot better than other baseball announcers.

Now, Susyn, on the other hand, I want to run over with lawnmowers. And not just these little pansy hand-push lawnmowers, I'm talkin' big-ass John Deeres.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:50 PM

I get a kick out of when he anticipates things the wrong way.
"And the 2-1 to Cano.. off the plate, ball th--- no it caught the edge strike 2"

and the amount of dead air in his broadcasts is amazing.

Also, the fact that some broad with a thick boston accent does the radio color commentary for the most storied franchise in all of sports history is just downright embarrassing.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

Huge Yankees fan, not so much a Sterling fan, but I do have to admit having Yankees win, Thhhhhhhhhhhhe Yankees win as a ringtone.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:39 PM

they always tease him on the Boomer & Carton show on 660 WFAN
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:41 PM

I love Sterling. It is a game and is supposed to be entertaining. Sterling never forgets that. If all you wanted was dry news report style broadcasting you could get a computer to do it. Waldman's voice is grating but I can't get help but smile every time I hear Sterling's voice. Does he have a big ego and a little full of himself? Sure. But so what?

In 2003 I was down in Texas for Yankees/Rangers and had seats right below the broadcast booths. It was way before the game started and he was up there reading something. This was after Game 2 vs Tampa that year and I yelled up to him "Hey John Sterling, how did the Devils do?" He turns around for a few seconds and comes back with "Hockey game over, Devils win theeeeeeeeeee Devils WIN!". I will never forget that.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:16 AM

In 2003 I was down in Texas for Yankees/Rangers and had seats right below the broadcast booths. It was way before the game started and he was up there reading something. This was after Game 2 vs Tampa that year and I yelled up to him "Hey John Sterling, how did the Devils do?" He turns around for a few seconds and comes back with "Hockey game over, Devils win theeeeeeeeeee Devils WIN!". I will never forget that.


That is seriously awesome.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:34 PM

I love Sterling. It is a game and is supposed to be entertaining. Sterling never forgets that. If all you wanted was dry news report style broadcasting you could get a computer to do it. Waldman's voice is grating but I can't get help but smile every time I hear Sterling's voice. Does he have a big ego and a little full of himself? Sure. But so what?

In 2003 I was down in Texas for Yankees/Rangers and had seats right below the broadcast booths. It was way before the game started and he was up there reading something. This was after Game 2 vs Tampa that year and I yelled up to him "Hey John Sterling, how did the Devils do?" He turns around for a few seconds and comes back with "Hockey game over, Devils win theeeeeeeeeee Devils WIN!". I will never forget that.


haha :evil:
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

I'm a Mets fan...but when I was younger (probably 10-12) I remember finding Sterling's calls pretty funny. Now that 10 years of growing up have occurred, I find his calls to be just annoying and dumb.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

Absolutely hysterical.


Edited by matcat1116, 27 July 2010 - 10:01 AM.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:49 PM

they always tease him on the Boomer & Carton show on 660 WFAN


I get so pissed off about how fvckin pro mets that god damn station is. I don't listen to it anymore except for the Devils radio feeds. Its just non stop lament over the gruesome state of affairs in met land. I got fvcking tired of it.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

I get so pissed off about how fvckin pro mets that god damn station is. I don't listen to it anymore except for the Devils radio feeds. Its just non stop lament over the gruesome state of affairs in met land. I got fvcking tired of it.


I know, right? Mike Francesa is such a Mets' homer!

Edited by nmigliore, 28 July 2010 - 03:08 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

I know, right? Mike Francesa is such a Mets' homer!


Boomer & Carton and Benigno & Roberts vs. Francesa ... four Mets fans to one.

And I have no idea what Steve Somers is. I can't stand that guy's voice for more than half a second before I want to punch a baby. I hear that "BMW of Baaaaaaaaaaaayside" commercial in my nightmares.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:27 PM

Boomer & Carton and Benigno & Roberts vs. Francesa ... four Mets fans to one.

And I have no idea what Steve Somers is. I can't stand that guy's voice for more than half a second before I want to punch a baby. I hear that "BMW of Baaaaaaaaaaaayside" commercial in my nightmares.

Those 4 guys are such clowns, especially Carton and Joe, that they shouldn't even count. :lol:

I've only heard Somers on at night, so I never get to hear him often, but he is a Mets fan IIRC.

Edited by nmigliore, 28 July 2010 - 03:27 PM.

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