I know this is a day or so old and it was already on Barstool NY, but friend of the blog, and close personal friend Greg Corbell, posted it on my Facebook wall this morning and I can't stop watching it. Actually it's that I can't stop watching it, it's that I HAVE TO keep watching/listening to it to even try to understand what was going on, both on the field and in John Sterling's head. Here's a little proof that broadcasters need a little spring practice before they're in full-on game shape too.
Jesus, Mary, and pinch hitting Joseph, John! What the fuck are you talking about??? The ball was lined into the left center field gap and off the wall for what sounds like a 2-run double, then apparently reversed course, somehow managed to untouch the ground that it had already struck, and then hung in mid-air for a short period of time before being caught with a sliding catch by what had to be the slowest-moving outfielder of all time? Did I get that right? That's almost crazier than the "Magic Bullet" theory!
Fucking A, man! Just follow the ball!! And if you can't see the ball, follow the defenders. Where they're going and what they're doing is going to tell you everything you need to know about what's going on. YOU'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 23 GODDAMN YEARS!!! IT'S NOT THAT HARD!!!!!!!
P.S.- Anybody out there who wasn't excited that John and Suzyn are back this season damn well better be after watching this. It's the highest of high comedy, people. Absolute shittastic baseball announcing and commentary, but the pinnacle of high comedy.
P.P.S.- I guarantee there weren't even any runners on base when Jeter hit the ball.
P.P.P.S.- I wouldn't be shocked if it wasn't even Jeter batting.
P.P.P.P.S.- I wouldn't be shocked if it wasn't even a right-handed batter batting.
P.P.P.P.P.S.- Boomer's facial expression at the 41-second mark is gold.