Thursday, February 25, 2016

John Sterling Fact of the Day


John's father, Carl H. T. Sloss, was a Manhattan advertising executive. [Source]

5 comments:

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

The most important "fact" is that we can first hear John again Saturday, March 5th at one... The first spring training broadcast game. What new catch phrase will he try out? Can he surpass "You can't predict baseball"? Will he lament Yogi's absence every inning, or just odd innings? Will he reassure us that a losing spring training record is meaningless, or regale us when our winning record portends a great season? And which seasoned subpar veteran will Suzyn develop a crush on? I have so much to look forward to.

We need a countdown clock. March 5th, at one.

Tom said...

Exactly right, Beau. John Sterling makes it fun, even when he's being a goofball.

John M said...

Is Sterling a stage name? Or was John adopted by a stepfather after his parents' marriage ended? Or did it end due to the death of his mother?

And in his father's obit, he's called "Jack Sterling," a Yankees announcer. That was 1991. I can't remember that far back. He was already calling games? With who, Rizzuto? What happened to the "Jack" and when did it become John?

So many unanswered questions in this post. Mystery swirls around our legendary Master...

Mustang said...

This is why we learn a John Sterling fact every day. Not for the answers, but for the questions.

Mustang said...

Beauregard JPB, thanks for thinking of the John & Suzyn countdown clock. You should be seeing it in the right-hand column.