Yankees Broadcaster Brings in Ratings, Brings Out Critics

Yankees Broadcaster Brings in Ratings, Brings Out Critics

Yankees Broadcaster Brings in Ratings, Brings Out Critics

October 1, 2011

 Béatrice de Géa for The New York Times

There is no more polarizing figure in New York sports broadcasting than the idiosyncratic and eccentric John Sterling, who attended GS in the 1970s.   His home run calls — “An A-bomb from A-Rod” or “Robbie Cano, don’t you know” — are cultural references that will permanently mark this latest era of Yankees success. He is unquestionably popular among the cosmic community of Yankees fans, his presence entering or exiting Yankee Stadium causing the same commotion as most players’. The ratings for Yankees radio broadcasts are strong. The team’s management and players routinely and unwaveringly praise him.

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