Our old pal KB was back in town and was up for some Sterling or Scully action…..
OK Kevin….let’s give it a ride….
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 9, 2019
That, my friends, is how you do it. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn KB studied Howie.
Hear how he changes speeds and lets us know that he isn’t sure that it’s going to go out? A lesser announcer would have just mailed in To The Track To The Wall….but not KB. He gave us a good honest descriptive call.
For those new to Sterling or Scully, home runs are judged either Sterling OR Scully. There is no third option, there is no middle. Either it’s a great call worthy of the greatest baseball announcer of all time, or it’s one where the announcer calls the play wrong or is just working in a catch phrase for no reason.
Here’s another call…(thanks Nick)
So, under the rules I can only give this one grade. While the play was confusing and KB did a good job on it….factually the initial call was wrong, and for wrong calls there can only be one grade.
Always great to have you back home Kevin.