Fisted and fired, or something like that

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.”

My follow-up comment way back when:

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.

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Yanks considered drafting Holliday in ’98

While adding Matt Holliday to the Yankees lineup has its fair share of detractors and supporters, from Anthony McCarron, we learn that the organization could have added Holliday to the team 10 years ago via the ’98 draft. According to McCarron, “Holliday could have been a...

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Monday morning links

  • Commish Selig plans on stepping down after his contract expires after the 2012 season. Selig has done a lot of good things for the game, including the Wildcard, Revenue Sharing, Luxury Tax, MLBAM, MLB Network, instant replay, etc. He’s presided over some not-so-good things, including the Steroid Era, having the All-Star game count towards home field advantage, cancelling the 1994 World Series, collusion in the 80’s (he wasn’t commish at the time, but was instrumental in it), botched contraction ideas, and a general perception of dragging one’s feet with regards to the adoption of new technologies which could improve the game. That revenues for MLB have grown over four-fold during his tenure is good for the owners and players, but has helped price many of us, the fans, out of games, or as many games as we used to attend. Overall, I think history will look back favorably on Selig, but the stain of collusion, 1994 and PED’s will linger.
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Know your enemy: The Los Angeles Angels

Every Yankee fan knows that the Angels have beaten up on the Bombers more than any other team in the last decade. In fact, they were the only team with a winning record against the Yankees during the...
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SI’s Top 50 Free Agents

Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated takes a look at this years crop of free agents and ranks them in terms of desirability and best fit. Four current Yankees show up on his list, as well as two prospective new Yankees. Here’s the Yankee related fits as he sees it:

#1 John Lackey


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