"Oooooh, Curtis, you're something sort of grandish!"
That, my friends, is the home run call for Curtis Granderson, made by the radio voice of the Yankees, John Sterling.
That's actually only half of it. After that he sings a few bars of The Candy Man, substituting "Grandy" for "Candy." I kid you not.
After his "performance" last night he explained to his partner Suzyn Waldman, that the call part is based on a line from an old Broadway show. He never said which show. Did he forget the name of it?
Sterling's over-the-top home run calls have made him famous (or, infamous, depending on whom you ask). You either love him or hate him. I love him and I love most of his home run calls, among them:
"An A-bomb! For A-Rod!"
"A Teix message!"
"Jorgie juiced one!"
But I don't love this latest home run call. It's way past over-the-top and it needs to go! He is truly embarrassing himself with it.
What do you think of John Sterling and his home run calls?