Your MLB Homer Call Of The Day

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I've get the MLB package burning a hole in my pocket, so I'm going to try something new every few days or so. I'm going to give you a homer call from the local announcing teams of MLB and hopefully by the end of the year we'll have one from all 30 teams.

Today's entry: The Arizona Diamondbacks Play by Play Man Darren Sutton



It's pretty bad when your own partner (Mark Grace) calls you out for being overly demonstrative during a solo homer in the sixth. If you have an announcer you'd like me to feature just send me an email (and yes Rod Allen will be coming soon).

20 Comments:

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greggm59 said...
Apr 3, 2008, 6:41:00 PM  

you'll actully get 31 calls becuase the atlanta games are split between WCHP (original TBS Station) and fox sports net Boog schombi on FSN and Chip Carry on WCHP

Anonymous said...
Apr 3, 2008, 7:14:00 PM  

I request you do not feature Dan McLaughlin, Jay Randolph, or Rick Horton of the Cardinals. Yes, I'm a Cards fan, but they all suck.

Bruce said...
Apr 3, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

I dig it.

I can accept his explaining his enthusiasm as a joy for a game where a 22 year old and a 20 year old, both of whom have come so far in a year, can square off and lead to arguably the most exciting play in baseball.

Maybe he's a little overzealous, but at least it's not fake and it's not completely one-sided homerific.

Matt said...
Apr 3, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

You could post a Rod Allen clip from every inning he broadcasts and it would continually get funnier...like watching D2: Mighty Ducks.

Anonymous said...
Apr 3, 2008, 9:23:00 PM  

He was probably already in your list, but I would like to request a Harry Kalas clip being away at college I can't hear him call Phillies games and just hearing one of his calls again would be perfect.

Anonymous said...
Apr 3, 2008, 10:05:00 PM  

Please get Len Kasper. His voice cracks like Peter Brady singing Time to Change.

And it's equally awful.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Apr 3, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

That was nothing....you've obviously never heard Greg Brown of the Pirates

Anonymous said...
Apr 3, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

Pff... come on.

He didn't get overly excited, and I liked the comment about the young guys.

Hawk Harrelson probably does 100 more stupid things per game than that.

Leena. said...
Apr 3, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

Leena...

Hawk has sworn, "damn", three times already this year. It's been awesome!

Brett said...
Apr 3, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

@brett:

I actually get a kick out of Hawk, (C'mon! C'mon! Stretch!).
Rod Allen can beat a note or an anecdote to death, not to mention his early '90s vernacular sometimes (Thames is gettin' downright busy tonight - B-I-Z-Z-Y).

Apr 3, 2008, 11:34:00 PM  

just get 30 clips of Michael Kay and John Sterling

Anonymous said...
Apr 3, 2008, 11:35:00 PM  

I would say Vin Scully but that would be contingent upon the Dodgers hitting a home run this year. Maybe you can capture him calling a Juan Pierre drag bunt.

Greg said...
Apr 3, 2008, 11:50:00 PM  

Yes, looking forward to Rod Allen clips.

Brandon said...
Apr 3, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

You'll need two for the Pirates as well - Greg Brown and Lanny Fratarre split games.

Anonymous said...
Apr 4, 2008, 12:58:00 AM  

Even as a Yankees fan, I find Michael Kay to be absolutely horrendous. Hawk Harrelson is a piece of shit.

GMoney said...
Apr 4, 2008, 10:31:00 AM  

Hawk Harrelson sounds like Mr. Haney from "Green Acres," but without the wit. WS pitcher throws a pitch halfway to the backstop, while the Hawk calls it as "juuuuust a bit outside." Douche.

Dmac said...
Apr 4, 2008, 10:47:00 AM  

Darren Sutton is the son of a famous person. A perfect fit for FOX's baseball announcing lineup!

Anonymous said...
Apr 4, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

Hawk Harrelson is an institution for homers. Like hearing a DIII College football announcer.

The Florida Marlins guys are pretty bad, especially their PBP Waltz who has a more shrill voice than Neil Young singing "Southern Man". Just awful. They like Sutton in that clip were in absolute glee last season when a random Marlins player broke up John Maine's no-no in the 8th inning. I can't believe the Marlins get good TV ratings.

Anonymous said...
Apr 4, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

@Anon12:58- He can use Lanny Frattare(and Steve Blass) if he wants to drive readers away...

Bruce said...
Apr 4, 2008, 4:00:00 PM  

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