By this time everyone has probably heard the clip from John Sterling’s blown homerun call. Basically he went into his over-the-top “It’s an A-bomb” call…except it was Matsui that hit the ball. Deadspin has the audio if you missed it. It inspired me to take a few minutes to research Mr. Sterling (I was at work, my other choice was editing the O’Donnell file). Fortunately I don’t get to hear a lot of calls from Sterling, but here are a few of his “signature” nicknames:

Current Yankees
Melky Cabrera: “The Melkman delivers!”, “It’s the Melky Way!”, “The Melkman always knocks twice!”
Robinson Canó: “Robbie Cano! Don’t you know?”, “Cano can do!”, and “A Ribbie for Robbie!”
Johnny Damon: “Positively Damonic!” and “Johnny on the Spot!” and “It’s A Johnny’s Rocket!”
Derek Jeter: “El Capitan!”, “a Jeterian swing…”, “a Jeter jolt”, and “Oh captain my captain”
Hideki Matsui: “A thrilla from Godzilla, “An Upper-Decki by Hideki!”, “The Sayonara Kid does it again!”
Xavier Nady: “X marks the spot!”
Jorge Posada: “Jorgie juiced one!” and “Jorgie jacks one!”
Alex Rodriguez: “An A-Bomb from A-Rod!” and “Alexander the Great conquers again!”
Nick Swisher: “Jolly ‘Ol St. Nick!”, “Nick is positively Swishalicious”and”Nick at Night”
Mark Teixeira: “A Tex Message!” and “You’re on the Mark, Teixeira!”
Jose Molina: “Jose, can you see that!”

Notable former Yankees
Bobby Abreu: “El Comedulce!” and “Bobby Abreu as sweet as candy…”
Wilson Betemit: “You can bet on Betemit!” and “For the Betemit of the Yankees, Wilson hits it out”
Jason Giambi: “The Giambino!” and “It’s a bash from the ‘stache”
Tino Martinez: “The Bam-Tino!”
Don Mattingly: “Mattingly, smashingly!”
Gary Sheffield: “The Master Sheff!” and “A Sheff Special!”
Shane Spencer: “Shane Spencer! The Home Run Dispenser!”
Robin Ventura: “And Robin becomes Batman!”
Bernie Williams: “Bernie goes boom!” and “Bern baby Bern!”
Scott Brosius: “Brosius the Ferocious!!”
Shelley Duncan: “The Yankees run on Duncan!!”

Clever, eh? Man are we lucky to have Remy.

Meanwhile, 6-3 Sox in the 7th.