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Tired of whining Sterling and Waldman

The Yankees-Pirates game is in a rain delay at 8:51 p.m., and I am so thankful.

As I was driving to work following my son’s Little League farm game at Carman (a 2-1 10-inning win, and my son had a single!), annoying Yankees play-by-play man John Sterling began whining about the final game of the three-game series being played at night instead of during the day because the Yankees have to fly back to New York to play the Mets at 2 p.m. Friday at Yankee Stadium in a day-night, two-stadium double-header. Sterling and his co-hort, Suzyn Waldman, both said that Major League Baseball should look into this. And it’s not the first time these two have complained about it.

For starters, why don’t they criticize the Yankees for deciding to make up the game with the Mets, which was rained out Friday, May 16, the day after a road trip. The Yankees could have played a day-night double-header on either May 17 or 18. The May 17 game was a 1 p.m. game, so surely the Yankees and Mets could have played at 7 p.m. Or, with the two teams playing the ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” game on May 18, the rainout game could have been played at 1 p.m. that afternoon. But Sterling and Waldman, bleeding pinstripes, conveniently ignored that fact.

I have a solution for Sterling and Waldman if they don’t want the Yankees to play a getaway game at night: Have the Yankees revert to their mediocre years between 1982 and 1993. Maybe then the opposing teams will schedule those getaway games in the afternoon.

I am tired of these two whiners.

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June 30, 2008
5:50 p.m.

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They are a terrible listen. Srerling's contrived home run calls are a joke. Vin Scully, if he were dead would be rolling in his grave.

Why is Bobby Abreu called "Il Commaduce." Why is Johnny Damon "Positively Damonic." Does he spend every waking hour thinking od such nonsense. The Mets may not be a better team, but they have better announcers all the way around.

The World Class Yankess have Low Class Announcers, that is indisputable.

July 1, 2008
9:38 a.m.

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The whining got worse in the subway double-header when the first game was running late. All Waldman could talk about was trying to battle traffic to get to Shea in time for the night game.

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