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Friday, September 12, 2014

Mr. Steinbrenner, end the walk-off stadium killjoy interview!

In the last week, the Yankees have enjoyed two walk-off home runs, thrusting Yankee Stadium into explosions of joy.

Then, just as the crowd was readying to sing "New York, New York," as Chase Headley or Chris Young prepared for their Gatorade baths, here came Meredith Marakovitz, to do an interview that was ridiculously broadcast live across the entire stadium.

It's like a New Year's party where, at the stroke of midnight, somebody kills the music and makes a drunken speech about laundromats. These live interviews suck the air out of the stadium. One moment, the crowd is going crazy. The next, 50,000 people are straining to hear a dull, pointless conversation, where the guy thanks God, says hitting the ball was really neat, and then tells the losing team they're great.

This has nothing to do with Meredith Marakovitz. She's just doing her job. The interview should go live on YES, while the delirious crowd is screaming. They can run it later on the scoreboard. It should not shut down the entire stadium - live.

Last night, Chris Young made her repeat the question, because he was in a mental wilderness. So everybody in the ballpark had to go especially still. A golden Yankee moment turned into a tedious waste of two minutes. Nobody cares what these guys say, because they have been trained to say nothing. Don't run it live. You're killing the buzz.

MR. STEINBRENNER, LET THE PEOPLE PARTY!
END THE WALKOFF  STADIUM KILLJOY INTERVIEW!

5 comments:

KD said...

Not a fan of those stadium-broadcasted interviews either and definitely not a Marakovitz fan. (Talks too fast and dissed Paul O'Neill once in the booth.)

I, for one, do not quiet down for She-Who-Hates-To-Get-Wet. Fans and Sinatra are all I want to hear after an exciting game (which are far too few).

Sammy Davis, Jr. said...

I'm still annoyed they played the Queen song instead of Sinatra when they won the Series in 2009.

el duque said...

IS THAT TRUE? THEY PLAYED QUEEN INSTEAD OF BLUE EYES?

Dear God, this explains EVERYTHING...

Alphonso said...

All interviews with players, managers, and team officials should be eliminated. In all sports.

They are banal and yield embarrassment only.

Sideline interviewer: "How did it feel to hit that walk off homer?"

Player: " Well, I was able to put a good swing
on it ( the pitch ), and we are all grateful for the win."

Repeat: 1000 times per week.

The Ghost of Scott Brosius said...

Bucky Bleepin Dent.
Aaron Bleepin Boone.
Freddie Bleepin Mercury.