So many people sent this to me…..
If you are new to Sterling or Scully, there are only two grades: Sterling or Scully. There is no in-between.
A Scully is a great call. Say “here comes Knight and the Mets win…” followed by silence. Or a “I don’t believe what I just saw” would get a Scully grade.
A Sterling would go to a call like “to the track, to the wall, it’s outta here” where a lesser announcer is just forcing in a catch-phrase that really hasn’t caught on at all after 30 years.
“The Giants Win The Pennant, The Giants Win The Pennant….” would get a Scully. A lesser announcer would have said “it’s to the track, to the wall, it’s outta here! Bobby Thomson with a three run homer and the Giants win the ballgame!” which would not have been nearly as cool because that call would be about a catch phrase and not the moment. That’s a Sterling call.
It can be dangerous forcing your catch phrase as we are about to see.
Here’s John Sterling playing the game..
John Sterling has to retire after this one..
— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) October 6, 2021