Gary Cohen’s Greatness
Through baseball history, we have seen some absolutely astonishing moments, which were someone heightened by an equally amazing call.
Despite it not being his call, Sterling tripped all over Steiner to jump in with his “Thuuuuuuuh Yankees Win!” shtick.
As we’ve seen with Sterling and his home run calls, it’s always shtick over the call. It’s why he stepped all over a great Steiner call. He couldn’t help himself.
This is another reason why we should all appreciate Gary Cohen.
Like any announcer, he has his signature and set calls for each type of play. Everyone does, but what separates a great one like Cohen from the rest is his ability to let the game dictate how he makes the call:
— MLB (@MLB) July 7, 2018
Rather than go to, “IT’S OUTTA HERE!” for the call, Cohen called the Jose Bautista walk off grand slam in a different fashion. Presumably, it’s because that’s what the moment dictated.
The shtick and signature calls were not needed there, and the genius that he is, Cohen didn’t go to it.
That’s why he will one day be a Hall of Famer, and it’s why he should be in the Mets Hall of Fame.
Really, as Mets fans, we are all truly blessed to have Cohen announce these games.