Thursday, May 13, 2010

Charley Loves Yogi

That's Charley Steiner during his ESPN SportsCenter days.
I missed the first six innings of yesterdays game between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks because I was out with friends eating dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Since my wife and her friends had a stressful day at work and school, they decided to go eat at a Restaurant. I guess like a girls night out. I'm screwed.

Then we go to this Restaurant and the food is alright. It's not excellent. It's just alright. That doesn't cut it for me. I hate it when you go to a place and you're pumped to eat and get depressed because you're not feeling the food. Terrible feeling. The place looked awesome too. Bunch of Mexican decorations all over the place. It really made you feel like you were in Jalisco.

So we leave the joint. Kinda bummed that we have to drive about 40 minutes to get home. I was following the game through my phone but since we're driving now, I turn on the radio.

Charley Steiner and Rick Monday calling the game.

I believe this is the first time I hear them on the radio this season. They were in their usual broadcasting form. No one can give me the damn score. No one can tell me who's on base. No one can tell me who the hell is pitching. By this time, I'm already getting mad. I'm getting car sick. Feeling a little dizzy. The food is jumping all over my stomach and my ears are bleeding because of Steiner's voice.

Steiner goes on a love story about Yankees great Yogi Berra. I'm not joking. I was tired and almost falling asleep (must have been the food) so I'm sorry if I didn't catch the whole conversation correctly but it went something like this:

"Oh Berra is the greatest. Don't we love Berra?"

"At a benefit Dinner someone asked Berra if he can talk about the Dinner to the crowd and he said that was impossible because Dinner hasn't started"

"Once they asked his son Dale to compare himself with Yogi and he said he can't because his similarities are different"

"Berra is unique, will never be another Berra"

This went on for about 25 minutes. Basically the whole freeway drive. I'm not lying, I changed the station. I couldn't stand it anymore. For the first time, I turned the Dodgers off.

Let's just say I didn't have a good night until I got home and watched the last three innings and listened to Vin Scully.

You're laughing but I wasn't Charley. So when you get nervous, you touch your ear?



Michael said...

Can I say a bad word?

This is fucking funny!

Roberto Baly said...

You just did :)

Mr. Carter said...

I heard this on the radio. I was driving from work. He went on for about an hour talking about the Yankees! I feel ya.

bluefanforever33 said...

Bring back Ross Porter!

thegreatpiazza said...

That combo is terrible. Steiner should go back to NY. Monday should just retire. The tv guys of Collins and Lyons aren't great either. Without Scully, we are ruined.

Falling LEAVes said...

Yup, I was listening to the same broadcast too

Fernando said...

Looks like you had a bad night.

Charlie has to go. I think he has survived here because the fans haven't complaint enough! We got to send letters and demand a new radio broadcaster!!!!

Unknown said...

I can't stand Charlie Steiner.