Tuesday, June 7, 2022

John Sterling must manage a game: Sign our Online Petition


Since 1989, John Sterling has served as "the Radio voice of the New York Yankees." Before an ailment sidelined him in July 2019, he called play-by-play for 5,060 consecutive games, a Yankee record that will last forever. 

Sterling has made famous the "Win Warble," his game-ending cry of triumph, and "homer hollers" for each Yankee. His voice has underlaid the soundtrack for generations of fans. He is known for his metaphoric words:

"You can't predict baseball, Suzyn."

At age 83, Sterling cannot go on forever. He recently announced that he will drop 30 games on the remaining 2022 schedule. The end may be near.

It's time for the Yankees to honor their loyal broadcast voice in a unique way. 

Over the years, Sterling has often opined of what he'd do as manager.



Let's push this thing, see what happens! 

Good grief, if the Yankees don't wrap up home field advantage by the last week of the season, they'll be calling for Boone's replacement, anyway. 

The "Sterling Game" would be a far more honest celebration of baseball than the ridiculous "Field of Dream" event, which was concocted from Hollywood and remains a mere gift shop in a cornfield.

Imagine The Master proudly clad in Yankee pinstripes - number 83? - exchanging lineups at home plate. Of course, he would bunt a runner into scoring position. And naturally, he would be careful with young Yankee pitchers, which he knows represent the future of thuuuuuuuuuuuuugh team. 



The Archangel said...

If the Yankees clinch a playoff bye, then he must manage the last game of the season; at least the last two innings when all call-ups and subs are playing.

It would be legendary and the Yanks could easily sell-out, esp., if they give out John Sterling Warble head Dolls to the first 36,000 fans in attendance. [Sponsored by Lasiks Surgeons of America]

The Archangel said...

I forgot, he will also sing God Bless America .

This will happen even if if the last game is on the road. I HAVEN'T CHECKED YET.

JM said...

Let the Master manage! Let the Master manage! Let the Master manage!

Doug K. said...

I signed. It would be a fitting tribute.

The Archangel said...

I signed.
Come on everyone.
There is nothing in your life that his more important than this.
VOTE ,VOTE ,VOTE. Pretend that you are a Democrat.
[Just kidding, we know that there is not ballot harvesting and every dementia patient in Racine Wisc. nursing homes did vote for Biden.
Seriously, just kidding, don't report me to the DOJ.]

I signed my dead father's name.

13bit said...

done, and shared to the three people who follow me on Facebook.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Wow, Archie, the shit you guys believe in. Starting with the idea that Merrick Garland is an actual, living, working person, as opposed to a barely reanimated corpse.

But I digress!

When it comes to The Master, could there ever be a better cause?

"I say Vote, yes!
Vote, yes!
Vote for independency!"

Quick, name that tune!

Doug K. said...

Don't know the song but I'm guessing it's from 1776. I'm more of a "Little Tin Box" guy myself.

The Archangel said...

HC66, I think that you may have mixed up Merrick Garland for JB., But I digress,


ranger_lp said...


HoraceClarke66 said...

You are correct, Doug K.! It's part of that opening number. And I love "Fiorello" myself. "A Little Tin Box" is one of the best, funniest songs ever written about American politics—and taken straight from the Seabury Committee transcripts!

Local Bargain Jerk said...

Signed first thing this morning.

Of course, he would bunt a runner into scoring position.

Not only would I like to see this, I'd buy the DVD of him doing this, so think of it as another merchandising opportunity, Hal.

The Archangel said...

I just signed the petition again under my daughters name.
I'm having it sent to a drop box by "a friend."
It's the NY way.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Signed, but lets hope this isn’t a sign of the end. I will not listen to a game that John Sterling is not announcing.

Kevin said...

I didn't grow up in NYC, but how in the hell old are you guys, so familiar with "Fiorello" and the "Little Tin Box"? My dad was a New Yorker, I'm from Miami so I'm familiar with corruption. But " Fiorello "?!!! 🤔

HoraceClarke66 said...

Hang in there, AB! Our thoughts are with you.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And Kevin, don't know about the others, but I was only 1 when Fiorello hit the boards.

But you have to understand how different the culture was then. Mainstream, hit songs came from Broadway and Hollywood musicals. All kinds of people walked around singing or whistling them, they were performed on TV variety shows, etc.

And to have one about the still legendary La Guardia was something else. It lingered with us, cause we heard it from our parents.

Same thing as in baseball. When I was a kid, people—and not just my Dad—talked about his heroes, players such as Carl Hubbell and Mel Ott, though it had been decades since they had played. Now, as our parent's generation dies off, that memory is dimmed, and when we go, I suppose it will seem as distant as, say, 1890s ballplayers seemed to me.

Fascinating to see how memory shifts—and sad.

Doug K. said...
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Kevin said...

Horace, turns out that I'm a year older than you. Of course Fiorello is more of a NYC legend (like Capone in Chicago). Miami, Miami will always have Tony Montana 🤐.

When Namath and Unitas retired I was still a teenager, my friends and I were shocked at how fast the media pushed them behind. By the eighties new GOAT QBs seemed to emerge every four years. Indeed, time grinds up everything that inspired us, especially in our youth. "Caesars don't fear the reaper..."

Kevin said...

PS, I watched "Little Tin Box" on YouTube, hilarious commentary! Things really never change....

Jorge Munson said...

Jon Sterling: Great Announcer or the Greatest Announcer?

Jorge Munson said...

Jon Sterling: Great Announcer or the Greatest Announcer?