The Newsday Sports Twitter feed posted a transcript of John's call of tonight's big moment:
He deals to A-Rod. Swung on and hit in the air to deep right field. That ball is high! It is far! It is gone! His 3,000th hit is a home run, just like Derek Jeter. Jeter hit his off David Price. A-Rod hit his off Justin Verlander. It's an A-bomb from A-Rod! His 3,000th hit. Alex Rodriguez. 3,000 hits, 667 home runs, over 2,000 RBIs. One of the greatest careers any player's ever had. And his teammate, Brian McCann, said he is simply one of the best players in history to ever put on a uniform. Alexander. Emmanuel. Rodriguez!Before Thursday's game John told Newsday, "When it happens, it happens and I'll say what I say."
UPDATE: In a comment on the previous post, Anonymous points us to this, from Pinstripe Alley:
John Sterling said something remarkably poignant tonight. "There's a million terrible things in this world," he said, "and one of them happened two nights ago in South Carolina. In the grand scheme of things, a baseball player taking PEDs really doesn't mean a whole lot."