That’s baseball, Suzan.
John Sterling is the Yankees’ beloved (and memetic) voice, known for messing up a phone call or two in his time, and the Yankees vs. Mariners game in Seattle on Wednesday night provided The latest example.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the work of Sterling and colleague Suzyn Waldman was even more difficult, and the long-term duo still did not go to the competition in person.
Watching the game on the monitor is very difficult for broadcasters. Chart 34,459,05: Aaron Judge’s home run on Wednesday night, Sterling accidentally called it a home run later in the game after seeing the replay:
It’s gone! Unfortunately, this is a replay of the home run, but it is a good replay!
Sorry, it’s on the monitor. What should i do? pic.twitter.com/R2lS61Au0o
— John Sterling Call (@JSterlingCalls) July 8, 2021
The funny—and a little disturbing—communication between the two:
Sterling: “Now the judge is here-the broken ball hit deep in the air to the left. The ball is high, far away, it’s gone! There was a short pause. Unfortunately, this is a replay of the home run. But this is a good replay. “
Sterling: “Sorry, it’s on the monitor. What should I do?”
Waldman: “This is a great way to make games, isn’t it?”
Really, Waldman’s huge and obvious annoyance for her Uh uh Truly push this segment of the market into the realm of advanced comedy.
Sterling, who turned 83 on July 4, still performed strongly. However, given his age, one must ask how many years he is behind the microphone.
Let them travel!