LADY AT THE BAT: Sterling's Granderson HR Call: The Worst

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sterling's Granderson HR Call: The Worst

"Oooooh, Curtis, you're something sort of grandish!"

That, my friends, is the home run call for Curtis Granderson, made by the radio voice of the Yankees, John Sterling.

That's actually only half of it. After that he sings a few bars of  The Candy Man, substituting "Grandy" for "Candy."  I kid you not.

After his "performance" last night he explained to his partner Suzyn Waldman, that the call part  is based on a line from an old Broadway show. He never said which show. Did he forget the name of it?

Sterling's over-the-top home run calls have made him famous (or, infamous, depending on whom you ask). You either love him or hate him. I love him and I love most of his home run calls, among them:

"An A-bomb! For A-Rod!"

"A Teix message!"

"Jorgie juiced one!"

But I don't love this latest home run call. It's way past over-the-top and it needs to go! He is truly embarrassing himself with it.

What do you think of John Sterling and his home run calls?


Charlie Zegers said...


Just awful.

Even worse than "The Melk Man delivers."

Bernadette Pasley said...

Oh, I like "The Melk Man Delivers." Lol!

Chrissy said...

I generally like Sterling's calls and I'm going to cut him some slack on this call...there's just so much you can do with a name with "Grand" in it and he just got over excited!

Would like him to settle on something simpler eventually. Wouldn't mind Grandy Man Can as a stand alone or A Grand shot for Granderson!

Bernadette Pasley said...

I agree, Chrissy, Grandy Man as a stand alone works fine.

Unknown said...

I love listening to Suzyn and John-
They are super courteous to both teams-often when Boston plays, we hear stat's about old Boston teams-I like that.

You know, his calls might be a bit over-the-top, but he's sitting in that box for 4 hours almost every day for 150+ games. If Sterling wants to get a little goofy, then go for that's all right! I don't think it makes him less of a professional.