Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (2019): A Baseball Life ft. John Sterling (Clip) | HBO

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (2019): A Baseball Life ft. John Sterling (Clip) | HBO


(CROWD CLAMORING, WHISTLING) (CHEERING) BRYANT GUMBEL:It’s arguably
the most loved and loathed call
in all of sports.JOHN STERLING:Yankees win.
(EXCLAIMS) The… Yankees win!Some games, I’d say,
“Yankees win, the Yankees win.” And one day, as I was doing it,
um, I put a little
rock and roll into it. “Yankees win,
(EXCLAIMS) the… Yankees win.” And it caught on. And boy am I glad. GUMBEL: You get into it. I mean, I’ve seen you–
it’s not just, “the Yankees win” sitting there like this. You’re like, “the Yankees win.” STERLING: Right. As they say, from the seat
of my pants. Struck him out swinging,
breaking ball, ballgame over. Yankees win, the… Yankees win. GUMBEL:
Some of his calls are clever,
some clumsy, others forgettable.But all of Sterling’s
home run calls
start with the same three lines.It is high, it is far,
it is gone! “It is high, it is far,
it is gone!” GUMBEL:Aaron Boone
is the Yankees manager
and a John Sterling fan.
Even though he’s a little too
busy to listen during the game.
Call it a guilty pleasure,
whatever, when I’m unwinding from the day and I go back and just click
on some of the highlights, I can’t wait to hear how he
called a big play in our game. And I can’t wait to hear him
punctuate it. STERLING:So Judge and LeMahieu
open up the game
as they go back-to-back
and a belly to belly.
To those who say,
“You do shtick,” you say what? I do. To those who say, “You’re
flagrantly self-promotional,” you say what? Well if you’re on the air you
are promoting what you’re doing. I mean, it is your voice,
you are calling the plays. And you call ’em in your style,
that’s all. ♪ (“REAL SPORTS” THEME PLAYS) ♪

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