"Voice of the Yankees" (as long as you don't own a TV) John Sterling has a made another memorable home run call. Mostly because he used his signature Alex Rodriguez-based "catchpharse" to celebrate a dinger by Hideki Matsui.
Obviously, the Latin heartthrob and the Japanese ... uh, guy are nearly indistinguishable in person, but that's why they wear numbers on their jerseys. But Sterling was clearly aware that Matsui was the hitter since he said the man's name two seconds before he launched into his robotic "It's an A-Bomb from A-Rod" shtick. Still, his silky smooth recovery—"It would have been if Alex had hit it"—was a brilliant save. Way to keep your cool, Johnny.
And no, we don't think it was a subtle dig at Hiroshima survivors. Most Yankees fans got over their virulent hatred of the Japs years ago.
Oops: John calls an A-bomb... from Hideki [IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS... caught.]