Bitchin' Blog Posts
These days, anyone can be a baseball announcer. Except women. And I take exception to that. It's time to storm the announcer's booth - and we can start getting ready now. How? We can come up with our own home run signature phrase!
A what now?
Some of the best and funniest broadcasters had catchphrases (no pun intended) and signature lines when a home run is hit. Bob Uecker of the
Minnesota Milwaukee Brewers: "Get up, Get outta here, Gone!" Harry Caray and Phil Rizzuto: "A home run! Holy cow!" Chris Berman from ESPN: "Back back back back back back...GONE!" Bob Prince, from the old-school days of the Pirates: "Kiss it goodbye!" See? Nothing to it.
So let's get creative. Enter your parts o' speech below, and come up with your own home run signature phrase. Practice it at little league. Use it in mixed groups of sports fans. Either you'll look like you're exceptionally knowledgeable, or people will ask to share what you're smoking. Either way- fun for all!
And HELL YES there are prizes. I'll pick five winners - and each winner will receive a paper copy of Jill Shalvis' Double Play. I'm a sucker for Shalvis' heroes, and I really enjoyed this one. The hero is an all-star pitcher who is forced to wonder if there might be something more to life than just baseball - and the heroine keeps distracting him when he needs to keep his focus around her.
So let's play ball. You've got 24 hours. Batter up! Grab some pine!
Note: the results appear in a popup window, so be ye warned.