Thank you, Phil Mushnick. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Mushnick went off on Yankee radio announcer John Sterling Friday, saying he “may be the worst broadcaster in professional sport.”
I can’t disagree. I think getting a root canal without novacain is less painful than listening to Sterling and Suzie.
Here is Mushnick’s rant.
Sunday afternoon on WCBS Radio, John Sterling, into the seventh inning of the Yankees-Orioles, four times had launched his “It is high! . . . It is far! . . .” home run call. And not until he pulled it out a fifth time was a home run actually hit. In a game that included one home run, Sterling, in service to his relentless self-promotion, called five of them. Nothing can stop him.
But that the “Voice of the New York Yankees” may be the worst broadcaster in professional sports has been a 20-year absurdity. That he would continually deprive a radio-reliant audience of accurate descriptions – not to mention creating the false hope of Yankee homers hit so high and so far that they’re caught for outs – while continually suffering the embarrassment of his selfish and dishonest devices, reveals a man so stuck on himself that we all get stuck.
The logical notion that Sterling would grow weary of making a jerk of himself is no longer a logical consideration.
Here’s a little audio/video of Sterling for your entertainment.