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Gary Cohen’s Greatness

Through baseball history, we have seen some absolutely astonishing moments, which were someone heightened by an equally amazing call.

Other times, we get John Sterling stepping all over Charlie Steiner terrific call of Aaron Boone‘s epic walk off ALCS winning home run off Tim Wakefield:

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:

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.

4 thoughts on “Gary Cohen’s Greatness”

  1. Five Tool Ownership says:

    I was not even aware the Mets played this weekend.
    The weather has been great!
    If there were no giveaways this weekend would many people show up?
    I know by the SNY commercials of more stair lifts, more catheters and less Jeep Wranglers that enjoying the weather is only via the remote for the core viewer.

  2. Blu2MileHigh says:

    Jeff Wilpon destroyed this franchise!

    He is a momma’s boy, had no career alternative and his track record is pushed out on others as Scott Pruitt did to his closest aides and advisors….

    I watch Nimmo, Cabrera, Dom Smith and Wheeler
    Why watch de Grom and Matz?
    They get screwed on almost every outing!
    Why watch them?
    The bullpen?
    Jeff signed off on Swarzak’s deal!
    Jeff is a jerk!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      There is never defending Jeff Wilpon

  3. Five Tool Ownership says:

    Metsdaddy said Jeff Wilpon is despicable… agreed!

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