Yankees Radio Announcers Have Grotesque Eating Habits

Apparently, New York Yankees' radio voice John Sterling is not unfamiliar with double-dipping the occasional chip in the media dining room. But sadly his food etiquette transgressions do not end there, according to the New York Post's Page Six (it's Page Six, so you know it's true). The following account of slovenliness is the most entertaining thing I've read today. Please enjoy it with me.

Yankees radio announcer John Sterling is being called out for foul behavior in the stadium's press dining room. "Sterling has made a habit of walking over to the dessert table and dipping his finger into the ice cream barrel," one stadium worker told us, adding that the play-by-play vet has also used the same tablespoon to repeatedly take samples.

Attacking the free media food spread like Jethro Bodine at he fancy eatin' table? Priceless. But there's more.

During the Boston series, "He wandered over to the cake and pie section, broke off a piece of a cake slice, ate it and wiped his grimy hands on the linen tablecloth, leaving the remainder of the slice for someone else to eat — which indeed happened," our spy continued.

Ha. Back in the days when I covered the Giants and Athletics, I witnessed similar things; although the finger-in-the-ice-cream is a new one. It is still my firm belief that the only reason some people enter journalism is to get access to free food. But I'm not mentioning any names, Ron Borges.

Finger-Dipping Play-By-Play [New York Post]