Charley Steiner Is Really, Really Confused

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)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 1:47 PM


This one (the Y2K test), and the trade of Charley Steiner to Melrose Place were the two greatest SC promos ever. Hands down. I open the floor for debate.

Scottie said...
Jul 10, 2009, 2:23:00 PM  

Don't forget about the Kerri Strug and Pete Sampras commercials as well. Charlie has always been a professional klutz, as Bob Ley so famously put it, but he is almost always a riot.

Nathan Brice said...
Jul 10, 2009, 3:28:00 PM  

Best. Promo. EVAR.

UnHoly Diver said...
Jul 10, 2009, 3:33:00 PM  

Those Melrose pool chemicals killed off too many brain cells for Charlie.

GMoney said...
Jul 10, 2009, 4:06:00 PM  

Make that the vapors from "The Voice of the Yankees", John Sterling.

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Jul 10, 2009, 9:44:00 PM  

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Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2009, 8:05:00 AM  

It's good to see that he learned something from his 1 year calling games next to John "let me get worked up over a pop up I thought was a moon blast" Sterling.

bk said...
Jul 11, 2009, 11:36:00 AM  

Audio leaked? LEAKED? Quit pretending this was some fantastic investigative reporting...this is on MLB.COM right after it happens.

Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2009, 12:05:00 PM  

Can't forget the great Evander Holyfield spot.

"Charlie! CHARLIE! Come on out and get ya whoopin."

JFreak said...
Jul 11, 2009, 3:10:00 PM  

Threadjack. Mad Dog Russo went off on his radio show the other day after the ratings came in and said his station was at the bottom of the satellite radio heap. Ripped the entire staff and fired his program director on air.

Anonymous said...
Jul 12, 2009, 1:40:00 AM  

At least Charley admits when he screws up. It would be refreshing if Joe Buck had comparable contrition.

Brad James said...
Jul 13, 2009, 1:50:00 PM  

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