A few weeks ago we were approached by the excellent Mike Sielski of The Wall Street Journal for our general opinions on various aspects of the television and radio broadcast teams presently covering the Yankees. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, none of our answers ended up making it into Mike’s article, but he was good enough to grant permission for us to republish his questions and our answers here on the blog:
1) What do you think of the job John Sterling does as the Yankees’ play-by-play man on radio? Please explain why you like him or dislike him.
Larry Koestler: John Sterling has become an easy target among the Yankee faithful, particularly among the younger generation of fans. He’s bombastic, melodramatic and over-the-top, and has been rather famously and mercilessly teased for his theatrical and overeager home run call, which unfortunately seems to be applied to just about any ball hit in the air, regardless of how far it travels (“It is High!… Click here to read the rest