Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 7/1/12
Friday night, an old friend from outside the Yankiverse visited. I've known him for 40 years, but he never followed the Yankees. He never understood.And while we were listening to the Yankees lose to Chicago - a loss, by the way, that I blame on my juju-less friend - I attempted once again to explain the need, the critical importance of listening to Yankee games. It was like explaining Descartes to a frog. I was patient. I was gracious. We lost 10-7.But in the course of the evening, this otherwise fine friend said something that - frankly - I still have trouble processing. We were listening to The Master, who was incredibly sad over the failure of Adam Warren to pitch well, and my friend said the following:"This announcer's voice sounds like Paula Poundstone."Paula Poundstone? What is this, 1983? Paula Poundstone? Who remembers what Paula Poundstone sounds like, unless your radio only gets NPR?So yesterday, I listened to John again. And now, every time I hear him call a play or read...
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