Yankees: John Sterling takes shot at Astros for cheating live on broadcast
Yankees broadcaster John Sterling took a funny shot at the Houston Astros on Saturday.
The New York Yankees got back on track after losing two straight when they took down the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in their first game of a doubleheader. While Gerrit Cole didn’t exactly put forth an ace-like outing, the Bombers provided eight runs of support and that was that.
Speaking of Cole, on the live broadcast, legendary Yankees play-by-play announcer John Sterling was talking about how difficult it is for batters to face a guy like the $324 million flamethrower and was talking about how some have to adjust their approach in the batter’s box.
In the middle of his explanation, he figured he’d take a shot at the Houston Astros, because why not?
Kick ’em while they’re down, John! Just because the man is 82 years old doesn’t mean he’s completely out of zingers. He’s been on the broadcast since 1989 and has seen just about everything. Plus, the Astros likely cost the Yankees two World Series berths. He’s not going to let that slide.
And what timing, too. The Astros are seemingly in a complete free fall and are on track to lose their fourth straight game. Jose Altuve completely forgot how to play defense and the 2019 American League champs hardly look like a playoff team with their mental mistakes and horrific pitching situation.
Any and all trolling is welcome, especially during these times.
Sterling went right back to the broadcast after that and finished up the Yankees’ 8-4 win over the Rays. Now, he’s calling the second game of the doubleheader in Tampa that features Michael King vs Ryan Thompson.
We can only hope Game 2 presents some more innovative ways for Sterling to incorporate the Astros to make fun of them once more. We’ll need it especially after the Rays already took a 1-0 lead in the first…