Below we have four different calls of Evan Longoria’s home runincluding the TV and radio calls for both the Rays and Yankees. We really get a sense of just how amazing and improbable last night’s game was.
Two thoughts: 1) Our favorite part might be Dave Wills about one second before the pitch, when he says, “I’m ready to party, let’s go.”; and 2) The excitement level by the Yankees announcers is kinda awesome. And make no mistake. This was not them rooting for the Rays. This was just pure excitement of the moment. Listen closely on the YES Network call. A good commentator knows to keep his mouth shut during a big play and not step on the call. But listen for Michael Kay’s partner (David Cone?). It sounds like he has pulled the mic away from his mouth, but you can still hear his amazement at the moment.