Bumbling Sterling botches more calls
Managers and coaches can be fired by teams during the season for poor performance. They should do the same to radio announcers.
Once again, John Sterling proved he is awful. In the bottom of the first inning of the New York Yankees’ game Friday against the Minnesota Twins, Derek Jeter hit a ball to deep left field. Sterling didn’t go into his “It is high! It is far! It is gone!” shtick. But he fumbled around before declaring Jeter’s drive went off the wall.
But I knew it wasn’t off the wall, nor a home run, just by the crowd reaction. There wasn’t any cheering. Sterling then realized that left fielder Denard Span caught the ball.
In the second inning, he had the Yankees turning a double play on a grounder by Joe Crede. Again, the fan reaction suggested otherwise.
“Why did they call him safe?” Sterling asked.
Analyst Suzyn Waldman had to point out that Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira dropped the ball. Much like Sterling did. Again.
I wish there was a Stanley Cup playoff game I could listen to instead of Sterling!