A FOX Classic - Say Hello to Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees
by Goose Joak
Tribute to 1998 SP Authentic

If you grew up watching the Yankees on Fox, then you should be plenty familiar with this image of Pettitte. I can only imagine they showed this zoomed in picture of Pettitte at least ten to twenty times during today's game.

Speaking of Fox, do you like their coverage? I'm not a huge fan. But I have a theory. This theory is called: Joe Buck doesn't like baseball. Maybe he does, I really don't know. But either way, I've really been enjoying the radio broadcasts of this year's postseason. For me, it harkens back to the 1997 World Series, when Omaha was caught in a massive snowstorm that knocked out our power for a week. I remember listening to game 7 of the classic Marlins/Indians series by candlelight, huddled under blankets in my parents' kitchen.

Maybe it's just that nostalgiac feeling, but for me, I haven't lost anything by enjoying this year's games on MLB Radio.

So -- back to the card. I'll admit, I'm not the biggest Pettitte fan, and admittedly I'm not a Yankee fan (though I do like Mariano). But I liked the iconic feel of this picture, and it's also making good on a reader suggestion from a few months ago.


  1. I can't stand Fox baseball. They always have the extreme close-ups, the stupid split screens with the pitcher and the batter (and recently the catcher). Joe Buck always talks up Derek Jeter and the Yankees and Tim McCarver is just an idiot. I can't believe he still has a job. Those two are just awful. Thank goodness TBS gets part of the playoffs. It's welcome relief from Fox.

  2. I'll admit that I haven't watched much of the postseason this year. I just don't care about any of the teams involved. No offense to my blogging friends who are huge fans of those teams.

    But I will agree 100% with zman that McCarver is an idiot. But, so are most baseball broadcasters. Joe Morgan is another that comes to mind (and I'll be spouting off a bit about him later today on my blog).


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