As part of its coverage of the Yankees, the Associated Press wrote up a profile of John Sterling, the so-called silver-tongued voice of the Yankees. Although I’m not a Sterling fan, the piece is fairly amusing. Nick Swisher, in discussing how he was anticipating his own Sterling-ized home run, makes the Yanks’ play-by-play man come across as a cult figure, and amusingly enough, Joe Torre calls Sterling “oblivious.” No matter your thoughts on Sterling, the man has some staying power. Now 61, he has been calling games in the Bronx for 21 years.
So as we await the evening games, allow me to pose a question on John Sterling: Do you like him and his over-the-top play-by-play style? Earlier this season, we wrote about how the Yanks play two games every night: the one on the field and the one in John Sterling’s mind. Yet, the man has his fans, and outside of Derek Jeter, for better or worse, he is one of the most recognizable parts of the Yankee organization. Whether that is a good thing, I do not know.