Note: We originally ran this in January. But after today’s HR by Nick Swisher, it appears as though John Sterling still does not have a call prepared for the new Yankees outfielder. So let’s keep voting below. We’ll give the results to our guy at YES to give to Sterling.
Don’t look now, but Spring Training is less than a month away. And with the additions of pitchers CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, as well as big bats Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher (yeah, we added Swish to the list), this season is promising to be one of the most exciting in recent New York baseball memory. But while most fans are getting geared up to see the new Yanks don the prestigious pinstripes, we’re actually more excited to hear from Yankees famed radio announcer John Sterling this season.
Year after year, our favorite part of a new baseball season is hearing Sterling’s homerun calls for the newest Bombers. Sans Johnny Damon’s “demonic” call, we always get a hoot out of his creativity. As we approach the 2009 campaign, The Max takes a look at what Sterling’s calls for the new Yankees bats might be. Let us know which ones you like and we’ll pass it along to the YES guys (to hopefully pass it along to Sterling):
- It’s just not fair-a, Mark Teixeira!
- It’s Tex Time for the Bombers
- Texual healing, oh baby! (a play off Marvin Gaye’s song, Sexual Healing)
- Mark sends a Tex message
- Tex is on the Mark
- Mark it down!
- How dare ya, Mark Teixeira
- Teixeira tattoos one
- Tex connects!
- Swish goes boom!
- Nick the Stick goes deep
- Swish gets sweet
- Nick is quick to the punch
Or maybe you don’t like any of these options. That’s ok. Just leave your recommendations below.