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The Giancarlo Stanton home run call from WFAN’s New York Yankees radio play-by-play man John Sterling has been met with mixed reviews.

It’s a yearly birthright these days. How will John Sterling incorporate the newest members of the New York Yankees pertaining to his unique home run calls?

It started in the 1990s, most notably with Bernie Williams‘ “Burn Baby Burn” and has blossomed. Naturally, what the WFAN radio play-by-play man would do for Giancarlo Stanton was all the talk.

Stanton, in full theatrical mode, decided to allow Sterling to unveil his new call as soon as humanly possible by homering in his very first Bombers at-bat:

He then did it again in the ninth-inning, capping his day at 3-5 with two home runs, three runs and four runs batted in:


Sterling’s home run call? Here it is:

A “Stantonian Blast” was unveiled during spring and is still being used but the Italian phrase is brand-spanking new and most don’t know what to make of it.

To say it was met with mixed reviews is an understatement:

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This case is obvious as it gets. Sterling will change this call.

For one, Stanton isn’t Italian. The only chance he can get away with speaking in Italian is if the man bleeds true Italian blood. It’s like Sterling spouting off a Japanese phrase for Masahiro Tanaka. Just doesn’t get it done.

For now, it is what is it. Don’t fret, though. Unless injury occurs, there will be plenty of opportunity for practice and change.

Giancarlo Stanton is on pace to smash 324 home runs in 2018.



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