June 1, 2023

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Not lost in translation — Yankees continue to enable John Sterling and his radio shtick – The Denver Post

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It’s too late now, but how different the Yankees radio experience might be if only John (Pa Pinstripe) Sterling had put as much time into perfecting his play-by-play, as he did concocting “catchy” home run calls for specific players.

The thought popped up again with multi-media-platform reaction swirling over his call of Anthony Volpe’s first major league HR against Minnesota, which had most listeners in need of a pal in Palermo.

“…Anthony Volpe! A spettacolo oggi! “Sterling bellowed. “Oh, the fox socks one to left. And the Yankees take an immediate 1-0 lead.”

By now, you must know (how could you not?) “A spettacolo oggi” sort of means “putting on a show today.” Silly us. We always thought it was the play-by-play voice’s job to paint word pictures that need…

Tribune News Service

2023-04-22 06:15:21

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