McCarvism No. 1
Game 4, bottom of the seventh, no outs, that scrappy white guy on second courtesy of Curtis Granderson falling down chasing an easy fly out. Taguchi drops a bunt and Rodney chucks it down the right field line.
"buh-blah blah blah, buh buh blah blah buh blah blah buh, Polanco jumping for it but the Cardinals take the lead on yet another Tiger pitcher error."
Mind you, right before McBlatheron had his moment, Joe Buck had just announced the Cards had tied the score on the play. So not only is McClueless not paying attention to the game, he's not even listening to his boothmates!!!
McCarverism No. 2
Okay, in the lexicon of McCarverisms, this next comment wouldn't normally merit mention. However, it is a perfect illustration his use of the "mixed metaphor" and, at least for me, why his commentary is so absolutely annoyingly jarring.
While pop culture, and even State of the Union addresses, borrows frequently from the lexicon of sports (who hasn't hit a "home run"?), McLitChick gets all crazy on us and borrows idioms from other contexts and rather incongruously applies them to the sport of baseball.
With Curtis Granderson up with 2 out in the bottom of the eight (right after the Tiger's tied it up on Inge's double), McPitchGuru explains to the uninitated: "There's that tighly wrapped curveball from Wainwright to even the count to Granderson."
I'm sorry - unless Adam Wainwright is Santa Claus and Granderson has been awful nice - no pitcher is tossing balls wrapped, let alone "tightly wrapped," with anything. Maybe "tightly spun."
In other news, from the various shots of fans in the stands, St. Louis seems to be intent on
laying claimliving up to the title of dorkiest fans on the planet. What's up with that dude with the Sandfrog-stache taped to his chin? You're a middle-age father with your kids in tow and you end up with the $3 soul patch taped to your chin??? And did the Fox producers really need to show him twice?
October 26, 2006
McCarvism No. 1