Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Yankees Finally Know Who They're Playing

It will be the Twins coming to The Bronx tomorrow night, following a truly great baseball game in Minnesota. It took 12 innings for the Twins to get a 6-5 walk off win.

I can't let one thing go, and that would be the performance of Chip Caray, the lead voice for TBS. I've been a "Chip Critic" for over a decade, and tonight did nothing to ease my pain. He's almost like "Gus Johnson Lite." He gets so fired up that he loses his head and, apparently, the basics of the call.

And we're stuck listening to him in New York for the Yankees and Twins. The good news for me? I'll be there tomorrow night, so I won't have to listen!

Nice touch by the Twins, who are taking a victory lap in the final regular season game at the (now) Mall of America Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. But back to Chipper, who made a mistake that all broadcast critics will be talking about...

Bottom of the tenth inning. The Twins have just tied the game up on a Matt Tolbert single. Alexi Casilla advanced to third, bringing Nick Punto to the plate. Punto lined hard to left fielder Ryan Raburn. But Chip was a little ahead of himself:
He then went on the describe how it was not only a base hit but a double play, as Casilla was thrown out at the plate!

Somebody was quick enough to take a stab at Chip.


Let the playoffs officially begin!

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