Here’s some of Sandomir’s early thrashing of Caray:
Caray is still prone to bad play calls, descriptive exaggerations and factual errors. Every announcer makes mistakes, but Caray’s lips form a pattern of an announcer out of his element. The producer, Glenn Diamond; the director, Lonnie Dale; and the statistician are either failing him or he is spurning their advice and support.
No one in the production truck could rescue him from his 10th-inning classic faux pas during the Twins-Tigers tie breaker Tuesday night. Caray called the Twins’ Nick Punto’s sharply hit liner to left field this way: “Line drive. Base hit. Caught out there. The runner tags. Throw to the plate. On target. And in time! A double play.”
It’s gotta be hard work to consistently deliver the game action accurately, cleanly and without reusing the same descriptions and/or verbal tics. That’s what makes/made the Harwells, Scullys, Kalases, Allens, etc. so sublime.…