Yogi Berra Is Not Impressed By Sarah Jessica Parker

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This was just about the only exciting moment from last night's All Star Game. Yogi Berra was a guest in the booth in the 3rd inning and Joe Buck decided to chat him up about Sex and The City's Carrie for some reason....

Too funny. Enh....she ain't bad. On another note, good lord that game was long wasn't it? It was borderline torture and for once it wasn't because of the announcers. While they had a few hiccups here and there, and seemed ready to fall asleep at any moment, they weren't all that bad. Fifteen innings is enough to make anyone go insane and they should be happy they just made it through.


Just be thankful we got through a broadcast without anyone being a racist or a sexist or both.

Lammy742 said...
Jul 16, 2008, 7:47:00 AM  

How many times did Joe Buck say, "Here's a guy..." I'd say at least 30.

Ted Hill said...
Jul 16, 2008, 9:04:00 AM  

should anyone be surprised buck went on a satc tangent?

props where they are due: whoever was responsible for the pregame did a very good job.


Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 9:11:00 AM  

"props where they are due: whoever was responsible for the pregame did a very good job."

Agreed 100%. The presentation of the Hall of Famers was an awesome, magical sight.

I could have done without Sheryl Crow on the Star-Spangled Banner, though. That's not because I don't like her, because I do. However, that song is a very difficult song to sing or play and really doesn't sound right unless it has the right performer behind it and Crow's singing style, isn't necessarily a good fit for the song. If it were up to me, I'd have a band, either a top-tier college band or a military band, perform it at every event. You just can't beat a good band playing that song.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 9:45:00 AM  

Buck and McCarver were relatively tame, I think that was mostly attributable to how the game played out. McCarver had a couple of his usual "repeat what somebody else just said" moments. Probably the worst thing McCarver did was dispute that Manny Ramirez is a .167 hitter on balls low and inside. The graphic they showed, with Manny's batting average for different segments of the strike zone, is surely based on MLB's Pitch f/x data, but McCarver seemed to think it was just made-up, because in his mind he thought Manny was a good hitter of balls low and in.

Nothing too terrible, and if that's the worst he did then it was a good night, but that was something that stuck out in my mind.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 9:49:00 AM  

This game went awful late in CDT. I can't imagine how those in EDT feel this morning.

The NL takes the pipe again.

thermal54 said...
Jul 16, 2008, 9:50:00 AM  

FOX failed MISERABLY in discussing the All-Star problems and how to fix them. i.e. Kazmir pitching Sunday and not supposed to pitch last night. I think Joe brought it up in the 13th inning and McCarver gave a lame answer. Should've been more opinionated and offered better solutions. It's not like this hasn't happened before.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:07:00 AM  

I thought for sure this would be the NL's year after the AL blew a bases-loaded, no out situation in the 10th, then had four guys in a row reach to start the 11th and still managed not to score (thanks to a caught stealing and an outfield assist).

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:19:00 AM  

It's official: Yogi Berra does not wanna rock.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:33:00 AM  

AA, I am ashamed of you. First of all, I thought that you would be doing a live-blog last night, but I'm over that. What really bothers me is that you make no mention of Yogi calling Joe "Jack" for that entire interview.

Way to put him in his place, Yogi!

GMoney said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:34:00 AM  

For the record, Yogi had to sue TBS related to a S&TC ad campaign.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:34:00 AM  

AA's gonna make it up to us with a live-blog of the Minor League All Star game tonight.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:39:00 AM  

My favorite Joe/Tim moment was when they were insisting that Carlos Guillen was the only bench player available left for the AL. Meanwhile, the director shows a big close-up of Evan Longoria standing in the dugout with his helmet on and a bat on his shoulder, ready to pinch hit. Then, a close-up of the line-up card, which shows everyone's name crossed off except Longoria. They still didn't get it until he actually entered the game.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:51:00 AM  

Why does Joe always try to dramatize or make a big deal out of every detail during the game? It gets really annoying. Then again basically every announcer or douchebag at ESPN does that nowadays.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 11:09:00 AM  

McCarver kept bringng up the Paps comments about Rivera. Even in thet bottom of the 9th, when neither one of them were doing anything on the field. Enough already. Otheriwse it wasn't too bad.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 11:42:00 AM  

What about the exchange when Hamilton came to bat for the first time. I'll paraphrase:

Buck: "After that performance in the Home Run Derby last night, I wonder if he could even brush his teeth this morning."

McCarver: "What, if you hit a lot of homeruns you can't brush your teeth?"

Buck: "Well, I'm just saying."

McCarver: *chuckles*

The lame joke went completely over his head. Such a typically awkward moment.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 12:01:00 PM  

I apologize for the no live-blog last night everyone. Didn't think that many people would be into based on year's past. I'm also not against live blogging the minor league game.

Jul 16, 2008, 12:35:00 PM  

lol good there wasn't no live blog, you have to be around until 2am, but it was still a good defensive contest

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

It sounded like Yogi was actually impressed with SJP. Haven't you ever seen a really hot chick and said, "Yeah, she's okay".

I know a lot of people aren't fans of hers... but she looked damn good last night. Maybe it was because she was standing next to Bud Selig and the old Crow.

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 2:22:00 PM  

"Lammy742 said...
Just be thankful we got through a broadcast without anyone being a racist or a sexist or both."


Damn right. Imagine how much better off America is today. God can only imagine if somebody did.

Zabka said...
Jul 17, 2008, 12:55:00 AM  

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