• John Sterling’s Lowest Moment?

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    1. Evan3457
      August 9th, 2012 | 5:33 pm

      And this is exactly why Sterling Delenda Est.

      Well, maybe not Delenda Est, but he must go.

      On TV, you can get away with being distracted and missing a play from time to time, because the camera people and director can cover. But not radio play by play. The people listening can’t see what’s happening, and the primary job is not THEEEEE YANKEEEEEEES WINNNNNNNNN, or STEWIE CHRISTENS ONE!! or to ponitificate about three opinions in between pitches or to lecture the peons that “stats mean nothing”, or talk down to them to remind them “That’s baseball, you can’t predict anything!

      The primary job, by far the most important job of a radio play by play man is to get the gamecall correct, and in a voice that is not actively annoying. And in that area, at this point in his career, game after game after game after game, Sterling is an incompetent, inexcusable disaster.

      It’s very hard to believe that the most famous team in the largest market can’t do any better.

    2. redbug
      August 9th, 2012 | 5:50 pm

      This blog is called WasWatching in memory of the Scooter who use to write WW on his scorecard to indicated he WASN’T watching. I’m sure that happened when he was on the radio side as well as on TV. I loved listening to him anyway.

      There was no need to spend a long time making fun of John Sterling (and Suzy). People screw up. If Carton never screwed up, he’s allowed to make fun of someone who did. Otherwise, he should just shut up.

    3. Raf
      August 9th, 2012 | 6:15 pm

      @ redbug:
      I can dig a screwup, it happens to the best of us, but what made this “epic” was Sterling not coming clean and trying to cover up his screwup, making things worse. At least Scooter admitted that he wasn’t watching and marked it on his scorecard.

    4. 77yankees
      August 9th, 2012 | 8:21 pm

      And here’s more proof that Sterling is going Vincent “The Chin” Gigante insane:

      http://deadspin.com/5933101/john-sterling-cant-stop-walking-around-the-hotel-lobby-in-his-bathrobe

    5. MJ Recanati
      August 9th, 2012 | 8:48 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      And this is exactly why Sterling Delenda Est.
      Well, maybe not Delenda Est, but he must go.
      On TV, you can get away with being distracted and missing a play from time to time, because the camera people and director can cover. But not radio play by play. The people listening can’t see what’s happening, and the primary job is not THEEEEE YANKEEEEEEES WINNNNNNNNN, or STEWIE CHRISTENS ONE!! or to ponitificate about three opinions in between pitches or to lecture the peons that “stats mean nothing”, or talk down to them to remind them “That’s baseball, you can’t predict anything!
      The primary job, by far the most important job of a radio play by play man is to get the gamecall correct, and in a voice that is not actively annoying. And in that area, at this point in his career, game after game after game after game, Sterling is an incompetent, inexcusable disaster.
      It’s very hard to believe that the most famous team in the largest market can’t do any better.

      All of this. I’ve been saying for years that, for a team that talks about how it’s first-class everything, they have the worst radio broadcasters in the business by a very, very, very wide margin. And their TV guys aren’t so hot either…

    6. LMJ229
      August 9th, 2012 | 10:23 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      And in that area, at this point in his career, game after game after game after game, Sterling is an incompetent, inexcusable disaster. It’s very hard to believe that the most famous team in the largest market can’t do any better.

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      I’ve been saying for years that, for a team that talks about how it’s first-class everything, they have the worst radio broadcasters in the business by a very, very, very wide margin.

      Well you guys said it all. It’s actually embarrassing how bad they are considering that satellite radio broadcasts the home team’s announcers. Now the rest of the baseball world is subject to our version of Dumb and Dumber on a regular basis. How the Yankees can continue to allow this to happen is beyond me. Do they never listen to a game on the radio?

    7. 77yankees
      August 10th, 2012 | 11:03 am

      Unfortunately, the only way Sterling is leaving the booth is on his own accord unless he pulls a Roman Tynan or Don Imus. The Yankees, or their “representative” will insist on authority over who does the games when negotiating the radio rights, whether it stays w/ CBS Radio or goes to ESPN-FM.

      And really, what do they care about the quality of the broadcast? There will always be someone there with a big bag of money to hand over for the rights.

      How bad is it? I have the At Bat app on my phone with all the radio feeds, and when the Yankees have a weekday game, I listen to the opposing team’s radio feed while @ work.

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