Friday, July 10, 2009
Charley Steiner is one of my favorite sportscasters of all time, but when calling the end of the Padres-Dodgers game over the holiday weekend, he had a little bit of an issue. Tom Hoffarth, of the LA Daily News, caught Steiner getting confused about the number of the runs scored in the ninth, and the audio has finally been leaked. Here is the hilarious call from Sunday's extra inning Dodgers win....
"Venable scores...and a throw to third base ... OUT AT THIRD BASE ... AND THE DODGERS WIN! Edgar Gonzales, trying to come home, then he stopped short, and then tagged out a third ... AND THAT IS HOW THE DODGERS WIN THE GAME!
Wait a minute, two runs are in. Out at third base was Venable. The Padres in fact HAVE TIED THE SCORE, scoring five in the ninth inning.... My mistake ... In to score was Gonzales ... ALFONZO is out at third base. And we will go to the 10th inning ... UNBELIEVEABLE. ..."- Charley Steiner
Too funny. At least he caught it and apologized for the mistake though. Most people would have tried to make an excuse, but not Steiner. Follow him....FOLLOW HIM TO FREEDOM!
Sorry, Charley, but this isn't what Steiner would like to be his signature call: "Dodgers win! ... errrr... We go to extra innings" (Farther Off The Wall)