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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018



Had the joyous occasion to hear Matt Vasgersian and Joe Girardi on the call for the Cubs/Cardinals tilt at Wrigley on Saturday.

You might remember Vasgersian as the voice of such leagues like the XFL and video games like “MLB: The Show”. I recently took an increased liking to Vasgersian when it was revealed that he was ripping the Cards fans on the air. Vasgersian even responded to the linked post from Awful Announcing by ending his correspondence with:

Now if you’ll excuse me there’s a celebrity pull-my-finger tournament looking for a play-by-play guy.

Second Rate Announcer,

Matt Vasgersian

As if those two quality traits weren’t enough, he calls a smooth game too. His cohort Joe Girardi? Not so much.

Maybe he can blame the rain delays but Girardi was uneven on Saturday. After a Juan Encarnacion error on a foul ball down the right field line, Girardi said he was “lacksadaisical” on the play. I think that must be an amalgam of “Whoopsadaisy” and “lackadaisical”. Error on Encarnacion, top notch malaprop for Joe G.

Then after Jason Kendall was beaned by Anthony Reyes to begin the bottom of the 3rd, Girardi pointed out that Reyes didn’t intentionally hit Kendall because “About 50% of the time the leadoff man usually scores when he gets on base to start an inning”. I don’t even know what that means. It was like a word problem from math class. With no right answer. 50%? Usually? Argh.

Anyway, Cubs win the series and look for the sweep on Sunday!

[tags]Matt Vasgersian, Joe Girardi, Cubs, Cardinals[/tags]

  • http://thewaywardbus.wordpress.com mike o’donnell

    “60% of the time, it works everytime.”
    Paul Rudd – Anchorman

  • dhaab

    Cubs had some awfully fortuitous calls in this series. Consider yourselves fortunate to have won 2 out of 3. It was a well played series, though. Gotta love Brendan Ryan and Rick Ankiel adding some much needed youth and energy to the Cardinals lineup! The Cards are actually becoming a fairly enjoyable team to watch for the first time all year.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Ryan looks like a very good player. Except these new kids wear these huge caps that look like they will make them topple over!

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