Sunday, August 21, 2011
A new Yogi Berra
Above: Ralph Kiner is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He led the National League in home runs for six consecutive years.
Now that I've retired, I spend more time watching TV. I'm picky, however, and don't watch just anything. I purchased a Blu-Ray with WiFi. The latest ones have apps already loaded, so you can use your flipper to watch NetFlix movies, for example. They stream over the Internet directly to the Blu-Ray gizmo (my house has WiFi) which is connected to my TV. (I bought this one that CNet recommended.)
One of the things I've signed up for is MLB.tv. For $60 I can watch almost any major league baseball game for one year. (The exception is any game that is televised nationally such as the Fox game of the week.) For a baseball fan, this is heaven. Yes, it comes in high-def.
While watching the NY Mets, I noticed they have Ralph Kiner as an announcer. Huh? He's now 88 years old, but before you dismiss him, I can assure you he has lots of interesting things to say, especially about hitting.
Kiner, however, is known for his malapropisms. Yogi Berra doesn't have too much on him. These are a few of the ones I like:
"If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave."
"On Fathers Day, we again wish you all happy birthday."
"The Mets have gotten their leadoff batter on only once this inning."
"Tony Gwynn was named player of the year for April."
"All of his saves have come in relief appearances"
Kiner's official web site is here. You can read what Wikipedia says about him if you click here.
Image copied from the Internet.