Yankees Radio; Clearly Out Of Tune

Chad MatejickaContributor IAugust 5, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 19:  New York Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling speaks during the teams 63rd Old Timers Day before the game against the Detroit Tigers on July 19, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Like many baseball fans, I enjoy being able to listen to our nation's pastime of baseball on the radio.  Whether you are taking in some rays, swimming, just hanging out in your yard, taking a long drive, or having a get together, there is nothing better to complement those activities than listening to a ball game of your favorite team.  

The New York Yankees' radio however just completely ruins that experience all together.  The radio combination of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman describes plays after they happen not while they happen, does not provide the dramatics or necessary voice tension when plays are close, and focuses too much of their attention on silly nicknames and over the top calls.

All of this results in a bad experience for what is supposed to be the top organization in baseball.  If you can not accurately follow or imagine the action as if you were watching it live in person or on television, what is the point of listening?  

On the contrary, if you take a few minutes to listen to the Mets radio team of Howie Rose and Wayne Hagin, you will immediately hear a ballgame called to perfection.  It is simply a work of art.  

A piece of art that the Yankees and their fans are clearly missing out on.