I’m sorry I took so long to get to this pressing matter, but we can’t let another minute go by without commenting on Yankee broadcaster John Sterling’s home run call for the newly acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson.
As all Yankee fans know, Sterling is famous, or infamous, for his signature homer pronouncements which are specially tailored for the starting players and uttered with the hysterical import of the Hindenburg disaster — even if the game isn’t close. IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS….GONE! OH, A THRILLA BY GODZILLA!
Johnny Damon was JOHNY ROCKET, Tino Martinez was THE BAMTINO. Derek Jeter never hits a 315 home run. It’s always a JETERIAN BLAST1
With his boxy suits and Soviet-style hairdo, Sterling (at left) always effects the cheer leading savoir faire of a PR man for the Politburo. Personally, I like the guy. He cracks me up.
So, naturally we were all wondering how he would handle Granderson, a player who can hit with power. Granderson– the possibilities with the word “grand” were immense.
We didn’t have to wait long. Granderson hit one out of the park in his first at bat against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.
So what did Sterling come up with? “Something kind of grandish!”
C’mon ,John. You had all winter to work on it. Go back to the drawing board.