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Steve Stone uncorked a strong candidate for worst home run call of all time

Sep 3, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Last night Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the White Sox some added insurance in their win over the Minnesota Twins. The tiebreaker hit just before was probably the big moment, but Flowers’ bomb was pretty important too.

Here was Steve Stone’s call of it (if the video gets taken down, you can view it here):

Goosebumps, man. Goosebumps.

(h/t Huffington Post)

  1. flamethrower101 - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Steve Stone just made Hawk Harrelson sound like Vin Scully. That is hard to do.

    • thomas844 - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:35 PM

      The call was lame, yes, but at least he didn’t make me want to rip my ears off the way Harrelson does.

  2. asimonetti88 - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Kind of like Joe Buck’s call of the David Tyree catch in the Super Bowl a few years ago.

    • yahmule - Sep 3, 2014 at 10:41 PM


  3. baberuthslegs - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    “It’s a home run. Wow!”

    • tved12 - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      I don’t even think the exclamation point was necessary. The guy couldn’t have been more calm while making that call. You have to wonder if he was even watching the game. I imagine he looked up from his phone for a moment and noticed the home run happened.

  4. someguyinva - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    When did Steve Stone start doing play-by-play? I only remember him as the color guy on Cubs games with Harry Caray.

    • cubfan531 - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      He’s still primarily the color guy for the Sox, but I know Hawk has been taking a somewhat lesser role in the booth this year (and is considering cutting back his broadcasting schedule entirely for ’15), so he might have not been there that inning, leaving Stone to do it solo.

      • dexterismyhero - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:41 PM

        Stevie does everything solo!!!!

  5. bitlrc - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    chip caray sees nothing wrong with the play as called

    • tigersfandan - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      “Line drive, base hit, caught out there!”

  6. shadowshand - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Oh, so this is a great call since he’s really a color guy, not a play-by-play guy? That makes sit even funnier.

  7. simon94022 - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Hilarious. Both the initial call of the home run as “fouled off again” and the several second delay between the crowd reaction and Stone’s realization of what happened.

  8. tearlw - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Even better.

  9. cubfan531 - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Steve Stone trying out to be the new Clear Eyes spokesman.

  10. gargamelsmentor - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    The normal play-by-play guy had already fallen asleep in the 6th.

  11. moogro - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    My feelings exactly.

  12. xpensivewinos - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Equally as worthless and uninspiring as everything else Steve Stone has ever said.

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    • yahmule - Sep 3, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Those eight month firings are unconstitutional if you ask me!

  14. kardshark1 - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Just think… And that’s the better of the two White Sox’ announcers.

  15. 18thstreet - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    “I can’t believe what I just saw, because I wasn’t really paying attention.”

    • tearlw - Sep 3, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      “Go lazy, folks! Go lazy!”

  16. bajamex - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    This will sound as heressy but I have heard hundreds of homerun calls by Vin Scully as bad as Steve Stone’s call… that happens when you listen to Dodgers games for more than 30 years, at 300+ homerun calls per season (those hit by LAD an those by their rivals) totalling 9000+ homeruns heard in almost 40 years listening to him… it is almost a sure thing a small percentage will with no doubt be awful, Iwould say below 5%, compared to the awful calls made by Joe Buck, The Hawk, and Sterling of the Yankees which oddly seem to have awful calls 120% of the time, they are so bad that a new kind of statistical analysis will have to be developed to account for their awfulness.

    • yahmule - Sep 3, 2014 at 10:47 PM

      Sounds more like Henessy talking than heressy.

  17. brandontroutman - Sep 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Steve Stone is horrible, has been forever, Chicago deserves better

  18. 2bbige - Sep 3, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    That was truly awful….he should be embarrassed. Hawk can’t stand him, s know he was craning up ! Lol

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