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Friday, August 13, 2010

Austin Kearns' homer gets special John Sterling call, but what about Mark Teixeira's baby?

Missed opportunity -- I should have written something earlier trying to predict John Sterling's home run calls for new Yankees Austin Kearns and Lance Berkman. At any rate, Kearns hit his first Yankee homer last night, and I heard Sterling exclaimed, "Austin Powers," over it. Good one! I was wondering if there would be an Austin, Texas related call -- like "Keep Austin Weird" or something like that --t, but "Austin Powers" is pretty good.

Anyhow, I'm guessing that Berkman, aka Fat Elvis, will get some Presley-related call from Sterling whenever he hits a homer. Squawker readers, what do you think the call will be?

So  Mark Teixeira was back with the team Thursday, after missing two games on baby leave. I half-expected Sterling to have some baby-related call to announce the arrival of William Charles Teixeira. Wouldn't that have been cool?

What do you think? Tell us about it!

1 comment:

Uncle Mike said...

"You're on the Mark, Teixeira! And for William Teixeira, you really fit the bill!"

"Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis' fly ball has left the building!" Not an originaly home run call, as several broadcasters have tried "Elvis has left the building," and the phrase hasn't worked, well, since Elvis himself was working.

Coming from Memphis, not that far from St. Louis and at the time home of the Cardinals' farm team the Memphis Redbirds, Elvis was a big Cards fan, and assuming then-Cards broadcaster Harry Caray was telling the truth (not a given, sad to say), Harry once got a phone call from Elvis at Graceland, telling him how much he enjoyed his broadcasts.

I just hope the thought that Elvis was a Cardinal fan doesn't make any Met fans change their minds about him. Then again, today's Post headline, "JAILHOUSE ROD," might! They even put K-Rod's face on Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" costume, coloring the prison duds orange and blue!