This is pretty hilarious. All of the homer talk aside, Sterling really is awful at describing what's going on during the game. Nice to see somebody knock him down a few pegs.
John Sterling, the radio Voice of the Yankees and a man who has always cherished the sound of his own voice while placing strained self-promotion over good-faith play-by-play, has created and cemented a dilemma: Every game played by the Yankees is a double-header -- the game that's played and the game Sterling calls.
This weekend, the games Sterling described did not exist. Some examples:
In the eighth inning Saturday, Sterling called a game-tying home run by Hideki Matsui -- Sterling gave it his, "It is high . . . !" routine, culminating with, "It is gone!" But the ball, as Sterling several seconds later acknowledged, didn't even reach the wall on the fly; it bounced over it.
And radio-reliant Yankee fans again were led to believe that a Yankee batter had performed the ultimate -- had hit a home run -- when he hadn't.
In the fourth inning of Saturday's game, Sterling and Suzyn Waldman fabricated a story. Johnny Damon lost sight of a pop fly as he approached the stands along the left-field line. Damon missed the ball, plain and simple as that.
But on the Yankees' radio network, Sterling claimed the ball fell from Damon's glove. Nonsense. Then Waldman added, "He had to fight a fan with a glove." But there was no fan with a glove, no fan hindrance at all.
Later, Sterling would repeat that "fan with the glove interference story" as fact, as the eyewitness testimony of the Voice of the Yankees. But it never happened, nothing even close.
The next batter, Damon, struck out on a 3-2 pitch that Sterling thought was strike two. Although the YES monitor in front of him showed a full count, Sterling blamed his error on the scoreboard operator.
In the top of the second, Sterling was so eager to describe a spectacular 6-4-3 double play, so eager to put his hollering pre-fab excesses to every play, he became the last in the house to notice that it wasn't a double play; the low throw to first wasn't caught.
Yesterday, Sterling didn't bother to describe, as it happened, a seventh-inning wild pitch that made it 2-0, Twins. He suddenly declared that a run just scored, then explained it.http://www.nypost.co...erli_169830.htm