Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
2008-04-25 11:49
by Cliff Corcoran

I taped an appearance on Yankee Fan Club Radio before last night's game. Hop on over to hear my takes on Hank Steinbrenner, Joba Chamberlain, Mariano Rivera, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Joe Girardi, and Jason Giambi among others. I come in around the 17:45 mark and flap my gums for about 25 minutes or so.

2008-04-25 12:46:36
1.   Yankee Fan In Boston
i am heading over to listen to mr. corcoran as soon as i can use my speakers (in a library at the moment), but i was curious as to whether any of the astute people around here caught this joba/erin andrews moment:

whatever happened, she does not look too happy.

2008-04-25 12:59:56
2.   mike eff
it was a good show; i enjoy it when you're on-
2008-04-25 13:06:57
3.   Schteeve
Do you have a deep reassuring voice? I only like listening to folks with deep reassuring voices. Like Jeter.
2008-04-25 13:09:55
4.   Schteeve
1 That is the non-story of the day. Erin Andrews was asked about the "incident" and had this to say, when asked if Joba said anything untoward:

'He said nothing of the sort. He's a sweetheart. It was my fault. I was looking over at my producer at the end, asking him what we needed to get next from him because I had to do another interview with him about the bugs in Cleveland. Again, my fault I shouldn't have looked away so quick. I didn't think that would be included on interview.' "

Also, she's awful. Even her eye-candiness can't make up for the painful nonsense she blabs on Sunday Night Baseball.

2008-04-25 13:16:25
5.   Chyll Will
1 Maybe if anything he said "I love you", but I think it's much ado about nothing.

You're good to listen to Cliff, I could envision you as a very good analyst on a premiere network, provided there was such a thing >;) There were some good questions asked as well, so kudos all around.

I believe we are getting our tights bunched up over a "slow start"; there is a lot that's changed over one season, and a lot of youth in critical areas that is being asked to perform optimally in situations where expectations are really high (especially in the media) or in the case of umpires, really low, so if anything it's important for us to remember this when we see Hughes or IPK struggling in the first moth or two. Don't let the conditioning overrule common sense.

Again, good work, Cliff!

2008-04-25 13:18:41
6.   Chyll Will
4 Yep on all accounts. Sorry for the speculation, but my point was this was about building something out of nothing.
2008-04-25 13:25:40
7.   Schteeve
Just listened, nice work Cliff, I agree with Will's assessment.
2008-04-25 13:31:16
8.   Bama Yankee
Maybe Erin just hasn't been the same since the Bruce Pearl incident...
2008-04-25 13:44:36
9.   tommyl
Bruney likely out for the season, ugh. Does anyone remember when he actually injured himself?
2008-04-25 13:47:04
10.   Chyll Will
My favorite part was at 43:15:

TH: "Cliff Corcoran from Bronx Banter, boys and girls..."

UJ: "We obviously didn't agree on Jason Giambi, but um..."

TC: "He put you in your place, didn't he?"

UJ: "But... but-but.."

TC: "Hey, I kinda enjoyed that over here, I must say!"

UJ: "Hey, well that's his opinion..."

TC: "But.. but-but..."

UJ: "That's what this show is about."

TH: "On with the show..."

Hilarious! That's our Cliff... >;)

2008-04-25 13:56:38
11.   Chyll Will
8 Yeah, she's not really all there, is she? Way to keep the stereotypes alive E@#$!

Out of all seriousness, there has to be a balance between "looking good" and being professional, and that applies to the athlecasters and coachcasters that proliferate that network as well. Fans may not be all that bright in a general sense, but no one wants to be told or reminded that they're stupid by having to watch someone who acts like they are or treats you like you are (I'm looking at you, JM, JS and MK!)

2008-04-25 14:09:43
12.   JL25and3
9 Yikes.
2008-04-25 14:18:35
13.   Cliff Corcoran
9 Covering first base the other day on the ball hit off Giambi's thumb (I believe) he started, stopped, then started again and stumbled, apparently tearing a ligament in his foot in the process.
2008-04-25 14:30:19
14.   Cliff Corcoran
Correction, it's a bone fracture, not a torn tendon (Pete Abe's report was confusing as he, perhaps unwittingly, reported both).
2008-04-25 14:31:31
15.   Schteeve
A weirdly sad thing happened last night during the game, as Farnsworth was walking off the mound I thought to myself, how come that jerk never gets hurt and goes on the DL, it's always people you want healthy that get hurt like A-rod and Jeter. And then today I learn he did get hurt and might miss time. I felt kinda guilty.

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