We interrupt the NFL Week 8 previews for a baseball respite.
While many sports media observers have praised Joe Buck’s call of David Freese’s walk-off home run to force a Game 7 in the World Series (not me, however), you may have wondered how other broadcasters called the moment. And I believe both of these clips were much better than Joe Buck’s plagiarism of his dad, Jack’s great call of Kirby Puckett’s walk-off homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series in Minnesota.
Let’s provide you with Gary Thorne who called the game with Rick Sutcliffe on MLB International for the audience in Canada and overseas. I’m not a fan of Thorne’s by any means, but this call was very good. While the MLB Gestapo has been pulling clips off YouTube from last night, this comes from ESPN which produces the MLB International broadcasts so I think we’re safe.
And here’s Dan Shulman’s call of the home run which comes to us courtesy of ESPN Radio. Thanks to David Scott of ESPN public relations for sending this file over.
That will do it.