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Is this real? This is MVP form.
But the "Win Warble" was totally uninspired. Not enough gas in the tank? Or are they just "stretching him out"?
That's strange. You would think since he didn't use the Win Warble that much last year he wouldn't be worn out.
It is very real. So real I was forced to log on here and report it immediately.John is in mid season form because of his off season training... the kitten bowl is his Dominican Winter League. We all know Spring Training is meaningless, but the distinct lack of mid-play live read spots makes me wonder... can John handle "that pitch painted the corner, brought to you by Certa Pro Painters."? One thing he can't seem to handle is the call letters. He's dying to say "Yankees Radio Network"
Actually since I don't log on, I guess that wasn't true. But the rest was real.
NOW I remember what pissed Suzyn off today. John was singing something else (not from a musical where Mr. Steinbrenner adopts a Cuban orphan) at the top of one inning... I forget how it went down, either he was singing something and then asked Suzyn who all those people in Yankee's uniforms on the field were, or he asked her and then started singing... but she snapped right back that she doesn't know because when they were announcing it he was singing. Then we had nearly a minute of dead air. John also kept complaining that they were so far away from the field that they couldn't see what was happening... but reassured us if he missed anything he would just make something up... which I did not realize until later was foreshadowing one of his classic jokes. A joke he's been telling for years, but I did not understand until decoded with the Yankee Robinson talisman.The most classic John Sterling joke is "You can't predict baseball," which like "how to serve man" doesn't mean what you think it does...But seriously, how often does John say something-something "if you're scoring at home". It dawned on me just today... nobody on earth would both score a game at home, and base it on John's play by play. I mean seriously, if you think its important enough to score a baseball game you aren't even attending, would you then use the worst possible reference source? Writing your doctoral thesis? Cite "Physics for Dummies". How are things in Imperial Japan? Let's ask Tokyo Rose. Scoring at home using John's broadcast... hilarious!
I think you have just added an additional option of fun, Anonymous, perhaps unknowingly but fun nonetheless.You are right that no one on earth would score a game expecting the Master's play-by-play to be an accurate account of anything. But there's something very tempting about the idea of taking John's first call of the play as the result and seeing how much (if in any way) his calls end up differing from reality. It would seem to lead to an enormous home-run binge, but who knows what else?I'm seriously thinking of grabbing a pen and a pad and making some grids and scoring at home with John's gut hunch once in a while. It might be fun!
Wow. I thought that I was dedicated to the Master. You sir have made me look like a Mets fan.
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