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Postby nsulham » Wed May 19, 2004 10:02 am

Saw this mentioned in the RJ perfect game thread but I wanted to spin it off.

What are some of your favorite home run calls by announcers?

Living in PA, I'm always getting the Phils on TV so hands down for me it's Harry Kalas' either "Loonnng drive" or "That ball is outta herrrre". Even better when it's a walk-off or big moment HR.

Honorable mention goes to the White Sox "Put it on the board" guys and whoever does the "Break out the salami" bit for a grand slam.

Least favorite would probably be Michael Kay's "See ya" and not because I'm anti-Yankee. Just annoying to me is all.
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Re: Favorite HR calls

Postby Transmogrifier » Wed May 19, 2004 10:05 am

nsulham wrote:
Honorable mention goes to the White Sox "Put it on the board" guys


This goes down to the all-time worst HR call. I hate it. Hate it. Hate it.

I'm getting mad thinking about it.
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Re: Favorite HR calls

Postby nsulham » Wed May 19, 2004 10:07 am

Transmogrifier wrote:
nsulham wrote:
Honorable mention goes to the White Sox "Put it on the board" guys


This goes down to the all-time worst HR call. I hate it. Hate it. Hate it.

I'm getting mad thinking about it.


LOL which is why I mentioned it. Figured it's get someone to respond anyways. Why the hatred anyhow Trans....some deep-rooted memory?

Forgot to add another dishonorable mention in Berman's "Back back blah blah blah"
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed May 19, 2004 10:10 am

No, it's just so annoying. And it's because the announcers are the worst homers in the world. "Here comes Paulie." "Frank steps in." UGGGH.
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Postby DavidiusRex » Wed May 19, 2004 10:32 am

Don't forget the full Harry Kalas call - "Swing and a long drive. Watch that baby! That ball's outta heeeeere. Home Run. Michael Jack Schmidt" It give me goosebumps just typing it.
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Postby Cooner » Wed May 19, 2004 10:38 am

not really a TRUE HR call, just cause the guy doing it isn't really in the booth at the time, but i used to be a Sportscenter junkie, and there's something nice about Berman's "back back back back back back gone!"

certainly not as exciting as a home team's announcer, but there's something good about it.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Wed May 19, 2004 10:41 am

I remember once hearin somebody announce something about eating pie and pudding, and I was rollin on the floor.
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Postby Randy Watson » Wed May 19, 2004 10:52 am

No love for Phil Rozzuto ("Holy Cow!")?

Best single home run call has to be Jack Buck's call of Gibson's home run in the '88 WS "I don't believe what I just saw".
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Postby Nomar4prez » Wed May 19, 2004 11:00 am

Randy Watson wrote:No love for Phil Rozzuto ("Holy Cow!")?

Best single home run call has to be Jack Buck's call of Gibson's home run in the '88 WS "I don't believe what I just saw".


I get goosebumps every single time I hear that highlight. I like Bermans's "Nahnahnahnahnah!" during the homerun derby. Wouldn't want to hear it every game, but once a year, it's nice.
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Re: Favorite HR calls

Postby Madison » Wed May 19, 2004 11:14 am

Transmogrifier wrote:
nsulham wrote:
Honorable mention goes to the White Sox "Put it on the board" guys


This goes down to the all-time worst HR call. I hate it. Hate it. Hate it.


Agreed.

I also cannot stand the "HE GONE!" when someone strikes out. It's HE'S GONE!". And people wonder why kids can't speak/spell/ use correct words. :-/

I don't know about around the country, but here in Texas we have signs for road contstruction that say:

Road work ahead, give us a brake.

Now I know that means please slow down to help protect the construction workers (if they are actually working) but it's the wrong word! Use break so you don't screw up the kids any worse! Adults will get the double meaning.

Misuse of two, too, and to along with they're, there, and their drive me nuts. :-[

If Bush would have to frequent message boards, I bet the school system would get an overhaul. ;-)

Anyway, end of rant. B-)

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