WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts have fun with Yankees radio announcer John Sterling’s home run calls by replaying them virtually every day. He does have some great ones and also some groaners. My new favorite is, “A Tex message to right centerfield!”
A couple of friends and I have come up with our own nicknames for Mets players after they’ve hit a home run. Here they are. Feel free to pick them apart or post your own.
Carlos Beltran - Belt-ed it!
Carlos Delgado – Del-got-it!
David Wright – He’s got the Wright stuff (admittedly, this is not original, but how can you be with a name like Wright?)
Fernando Tatis – Tat-ooed it!
Daniel Murphy – This one is a tough one. All we could come up with is Murph Toe! after turf toe. It was either that or Dropkick Murphy. Neither works, so we’re looking for suggestions. I guess you could use Murphy’s Law but that is so obvious, too. Plus, it makes more sense for when he misjudges a fly ball than when he hits a home run. Better yet, it should be Murphy’s Flaw.
Omir Santos – Let’s raise a Santoast, or San-toasted it!
Ramon Castro - Castrated!
Gary Sheffield - Sheff’s dish! Sheff’s choice!
Jose Reyes - Jose, can you see that ball fly?