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Get Glasses, Alice, Get Glasses

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 From Awful Announcing, this sums up last night pretty well:


1 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 18, 2013 11:40 am

What could be happening in the booth to make Sterling so distracted, Suzyn?
(accusatory) Suzyn?

2 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2013 12:02 pm

What an embarrassment.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 18, 2013 12:10 pm

slightly off topic:
SNY has about 10 minutes of Seinfeld in the Mets booth last night.
Clips here


some inane banter about padded walls around 3:10
riffing on Dr Andrews 5:05
Keith's role on his show back in the day 6:15
"racist" joke about Pagan at approx 8:00

Seinfeld was relaxed in the booth. Just shooting the shit. Not a bad way to spend a few innings during a meaningless late season game.

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Sep 18, 2013 12:19 pm

I love it

5 monkeypants   ~  Sep 18, 2013 12:43 pm

Nothing but the best from the Yankees organization, the class organization of the league.

6 Chris   ~  Sep 18, 2013 2:29 pm

This is just another example of how life is unfair. He's so bad that literally everyone here could do a better job at radio play-by-play. And most of us would kill to have the Yankees' job. Yet here's this retard spewing shit without consequence. This is where a New Yorker would end the paragraph with "fuggetaboutit," right?

7 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 18, 2013 2:34 pm

6) I understand your take on Sterling but take exception to the idea that anybody, any amateur could do a better job. It strikes me as similar to when you see a baseball player make an error and say "I could have made that play." No, you couldn't. And as bad as you think Sterling is, he's a professional and unless you've actually tried to talk for three straight hours and narrate a game for an audience, I think it's unfair to assume that you or anyone else could do a better job. Again, I've got no issue with your take on Sterling, but the idea that anyone, without training, could do better.

8 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 18, 2013 3:50 pm

I'm on the very short list of Banterers who enjoy Sterling, but this call is particularly bad. He not only sees things that aren't happening, but as he covers his tracks, he seems to be making up things he didn't see.
He needs a vacation, and the way the Yankees are playing he'll get it soon enough.

9 Chris   ~  Sep 18, 2013 4:06 pm

[7] Understood, but really? He thought a ball went over the fence and it was caught - and it's not the first time this has happened. I'm pretty sure anyone with decent eyesight could do better. All you have to do is wait until you know what happened and then say that. Now normally, you would be right. Broadcasting and ball playing are difficult skills - but this is an exception. Let's call it the buffoon exception.

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