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Sunday, September 27, 2009

WINMAGEDDON: Using verbal enhancements, John hits incredible 11.58 second WinWarble, but will it stand?

BREAKING: John Sterling today set a new World WinWarble mark, splattering all over his previous record of 8.02 seconds by more than three whole seconds. However, the remarkable 11.58-second warble -- technically, classified as a WinMageddon -- will be debated by Yankeeologists for years. The reason: The use of artificial verbal enhancements to elongate the Warbling effect.

IS THIS THE LONGEST WINWARBLE IN HISTORY? Or a sign that the game of baseball is losing its integrity?


adam said...

My opinion of this one is the same as the WinWarble that included the Boston sweep of earlier this year -- the actual Warble is the time spent from the start of "Ballgame" to the end of the second "win" -- and nothing more; although, it is possible that Mr. Sterling actually suppresses this portion with the knowledge that he's going to have to knock out several more words at the end without stopping. It's certainly something I would like to look into, given the opportunity to have your numerical data.

adam said...

That is to say, after actually listening to it, that the portion in the middle should be subtracted from the overall count and some credence should be given to the fact that he had already used so much breath.

Anonymous said...

Hate to break this to you but the only live part of that is the warble. John prerecords the lead in before the game and has Puff Daddy mix it into the show.

Mike said...

The performance-enhancing "eastern division over" isn't uprecedented. In fact, back when the Yankees used to win playoff series, Sterling would commonly insert the name of the series that was "over" along with the game being "over." For instance, it would seem a lifetime ago, but "Ballgame over! World Series Over!" featured in the final winwarbles of '98, '99 and 2000.

Then again, that was the High Steroid Era, so maybe performance-enhancing phrases were less taboo.

Supreme Justice Alphonso said...

Apples to apples, dust to dust.

Win warbles must be consistent within their context.

In season warbles compare to in season warbles.

Add-ons, such as sweeping Boston, winning the division, winning the playoff round, winning the big one, get compared within their contexts.

It's like hitting .400 in the World Series. Do you compare that to hitting .400 for the season?

Apples to apples. Dust to dust.

Jim Leyritz's Cellmate said...

Who the fuck are we to tell Picaso what is and what isn't art?

Anonymous said...

'If a Division Championship falls in the forest...does anybody hear?'


I'm Bill White said...

John is clean. There's nothing artificial about his verbal enhancements. His throat is a temple.

Statler said...

I would like to associate myself with this comment:

Who the fuck are we to tell Picaso what is and what isn't art?

dadlak said...

I'm confused. I thought the thuuuuuuuuuuuuuh WinWarble started with thuuuuuuuuuh word "thuuuuuuuuuuuh". Please explain if the rule is otherwise.

Uncle Mike said...

Who cares how long it lasts, as long as he gets to say it? Or, as Herman Edwards taught us, "Hello! You play to win the game!"

A walkoff in this year's World Series, and all bets are off. After all, when the shortstop hit the walkoff in Game 4 in 2001, Michael Kay did a triple "See ya!" And maybe we should check that dual "YWTWW!" that Sterling and Charley Steiner did after the Aaron Blessed Boone homer, just so we can be sure of the record.