The New York Yankees are in Boston for the AL Wild Card Game against the Red Sox, and for the second time this year, the radio broadcast team has joined them on the road.
John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman made the trip up to Boston for the second time in the last couple weeks and many finally exhaled in relief, assuming the broadcast product would improve after nearly two full years of calling away games at Yankee Stadium.
Unfortunately, to kick off the biggest game of the year, that couldn’t be further from the case. In Sterling’s defense, though, most other Yankees fans thought this ball off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton was gone, too.
Then again, Sterling is there. In booth. With the best view possible. And he said it was gone even after it hit the wall and bounced back into play!
“What did I do wrong? What did I see wrong?” Sterling said after Stanton remained at first base after what we believed was a monstrous solo blast.
Well … all of it was wrong.
Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling completely messed up in the first inning.
And that’s been exactly how the Yankees’ night has been going. They’re down 3-0 in the third inning after home runs by Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber while the Yankees’ only hits have been the Stanton liner and a dribbler down the third base line off the bat of Gio Urshela.
The exact wrong start in every facet for this team, from the broadcast team to the players on the field. Gerrit Cole was yanked after just two innings of work on 50 pitches and this one is very close to spiraling.
Red Sox fans had the audacity to be worried about this one? Even without JD Martinez, did you really think the Yankees would take advantage of that?
To think this all started with a fake home run off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton. It’s been the exact opposite ever since that moment.