I honestly can’t think of anything worse than listening to a Yankee radio broadcast. The combination of Suzyn (with a Y!) Waldman and John Sterling just can’t be beat in it’s awfulness. Now, this isn’t to say Sterling is a bad broadcaster. In fact, I think he actually calls a good game – as long as the Yankees lose and a home run isn’t involved. His home run catchphrases are so douchy that even Yankee fans turn the volume down when a ball leaves the park. Hell, even if he stopped after his “Niiiiiiit is high, niiiiiiiit is far, niiiiiit is gone” call, it wouldn’t be so bad. But he can’t stop. He has to add “An A-bomb – from A-Rod!” and “Ohhhhh, the Grandyman can” to the end and ruin a halfway decent call. You’re off the mark, Sterling.
Waldman is just a pain to listen to. Her screech is ear splitting, and she just says inane things. To top it off, she has a horrific Boston accent that she hasn’t been able to shake that must annoy Yankee fans to no end. Is a Boston accent bad? Kinda. Is a Boston accent bad when you’re a Yankee broadcaster? Very.
Here are some Sterling home run calls, but first, Waldman’s infamous “OF ALL THE DRAMATIC THINGS I EVAH SAWH!” Clemens meltdown.
OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!
Home Run Calls
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Double whammy of terrible on this one
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