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Ol' Silver Throat

New York Magazine has a fun little piece on the seven types of John Sterling home run calls (thanks to Was Watching for the link):

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 13, 2011 1:51 pm

"Woo hoo! Look at that blubber fly!" /Homer

Ol' silver throat, indeed. I haven't listened to a lot of radio this year. What I've heard so far hasn't been so horrible. Its a nice change.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 13, 2011 2:06 pm

It's early, give it time.

3 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 13, 2011 2:30 pm

Alex, you gotta see this


4 bp1   ~  Apr 13, 2011 2:31 pm

I freakin love John Sterling and his Yankee radio broadcasts.

I don't care if he messes up a count, or pulls a classic "It is high ... it is far ... it is ... caught on the warning track.". Who cares? He's Yankee royalty to me. I grew up listening to Phil Rizzuto expressing birthday wishes to someone's aunt Martha, or discussing his favorite canolis, or Oh Holy Cow'ing himeself as often as possible (God rest his soul). They brought personality and life to the games above and beyond calling balls and strikes.

There is little as boring as a baseball game called straight down the middle with no sense of emotion. Sterling calls it from a fan's perspective, like he's one of us. I like that. He gets excited when we do, and he gets grumpy and morose when we do. He is a reflection of my reaction to the game, and I think that is terrific.

Thank you, John, for getting excited when the Yankees win. May you shake and shimmy well into October this year.

5 RIYank   ~  Apr 13, 2011 4:34 pm

Yeah, I haven't heard him much either, because I have the mlb.tv package this year. Caught a little while driving in the win over the Sox.

I don't exactly love Sterling, but I do appreciate the style you refer to, bp1. And I might be even odder than you, because I also like Suzyn (although she is grating on me more than she used to).

So, will they get the game in? Rain here, but the Sox are expecting to play. The Bronx forecast is for "periods of drizzle".

6 RIYank   ~  Apr 13, 2011 4:40 pm

My mistake. The Sox/Rays game is postponed.

7 Dimelo   ~  Apr 13, 2011 6:17 pm

I love that guy. I love a homer. I never seen him do that fist pump, holy shit...that's hilarious.

8 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 13, 2011 6:25 pm

I have no beef with The Lumpy & Chuckles Show on the New York Yankees Radio Network. I'm a fan of their act.

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