John Sterling Botches Austin Kearns Home Run Call … Yeah Baby, Yeah!
John Sterling is the voice of the Yankees on the radio. Apart from his disgusting press box habits, Sterling is well known for his signature calls. More concerned with schtick than content, Sterling has a specific home run call for each one of the Yankees players. For instance, his current calls include “it’s an a-bomb, for A-Rod,” “tex message, you’re on the Mark, Teixeira,” and “Robbie Cano, don’t you know!” Sterling’s calls are so anticipated that many fans and media members speculate on what Sterling’s home run call will be for a player when the Yankees acquire somebody new.
Well the Yanks acquired outfielder Austin Kearns from the Indians at the trade deadline and it took almost two weeks before Kearns hit his first home run in pinstripes. It took Kearns so long, and the power was so unexpected, that the hack was caught off guard. He even forgot to use his line during the home run! Here’s a clip of how it sounded:
Concentrating more on the action and less on the scripting is better for everyone. Thank you.