Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I understand that Fans get upset when "their" team loses, and sometime cry. But a broadcaster live on-air? I think that's unprecedented. Well that's exactly what Yankees radio announcer Suzyn Waldman did during the postgame show on WFAN last night. Here's the audio.
WCBS 880 Audio
“No I was okay actually until I went into the clubhouse and the coaches are sitting in Torre’s office and they are watching this. And the tears you hear in my voice are coming down the faces of the coaches in that coach's room.”- Suzyn Waldman
"Well Suzyn, in life all good things come to an end.”- John Sterling
God schadenfreude is so rich sometime(s). But in all seriousness there is NEVER an instance when a broadcaster should cry live on air. I understand her allegiance to the team and the emotions tied to working for them, but even John Sterling sounded shocked that she was tearing up.
You can also relive Suzyn's greatest moment ever when Roger Clemens came back earlier in the year if you'd like. I'm trying my hardest not to pile on here....trust me.
(P.S.- Thanks to the anonymous tipster for that clip.)
UPDATE: There was a good opinion in the comments that I wanted to share.....
I don't agree 100%. There are acceptable times for a broadcaster to cry on air, but never over wins or losses.
It would have been acceptable, to me at least, if a broadcaster had cried over Mike Coolbaugh that night or something along those lines. Not that you want to or that you'd be trying to. When the Memphis Grizzlies' pbp guy passed away on a road trip 2-3 years ago, his replacement couldn't keep it together in the postgame show when he talked about what had happened...and that was extremely moving, especially because the game was that night.- AnonPoint taken, and by me saying never that was in reference to wins and losses. Death and real life issues like that are the exception.
Update: Just wanted to mention in this space that I've deleted some of the hateful comments in the comments section, and I apologize if anyone was offended. You have to understand I'm only one person running this site (and have a separate full time job)...I can't immediately delete things as they come through.
Let's keep the name calling to minimum please. Thanks for your understanding.
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