Though his Tuesday column adds little to what Phil Mushnick has already written about the hysterical reaction of Yankee broadcasters to Randy Johnson’s ejection from last Friday night’s game with Toronto, the Daily News’ Bob Raissman still manages a nice, if somewhat gratuitious jab at John Sterling.
As soon as Culbreth tossed Johnson, Sterling, reacting as if he had just been demoted to voice of the Staten Island Yankees, screamed: “You can’t do that. This is a pennant race game. … This is a disgrace. This is disgraceful.”
Sterling said Culbreth should have shown “restraint” and just “walked away.” Of course, as was the case on TV, he never mentioned what happened in the first inning, when Culbreth admonished Johnson after the Unit complained following a pitch to Vernon Wells.
Instead, Sterling wondered: “What possibly could Johnson have said? What could he have said?”
Don’t know. How about something like: “It is high … It is far … It is caught in front of the warning track.”
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If Sterling and Mushnick were drowning and you could only save one of them, who would it be?
And, yes, you have to save one.
that’s easy : Mushnick. At least he serves a useful purpose. Just think of all the baby birds that could happily use his beard for a nest.
On the YES broadcast you could clearly hear Johnson scream the word “fuck” when he stepped off the mound and towards home plate with such volume that it was easily picked up by the crowd mic.
This was not as bothersome as the kid who kept yelling Tom Brady’s name during the Pats/Panthers game on Friday, but it is something I haven’t seen mentioned. While I can’t imagine that one word is enough to get kicked out of a baseball game, the YES announcers certainly can’t claim they have *no* idea what was said.
Make that “Sunday,” not “Friday.”
Oh, I WISH Sterling was on YES. The unmitigated joy I experienced hearing Sterl do his best to boost Da Yanks during their not-fucking-long-enough stretch of crapitude was so much fun. Dude must’ve invested a lot of his drinking money in Robinson Cano: The Next Yankee Great memorabilia, too.