The wait for Giancarlo Stanton’s first home run as a Yankee lasted… oh, two batters.
In his first at bat as a Yankee in the first inning on Monday, Stanton hit a two-run homer off of Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman.
Earlier this week, Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling teased his home run call for Stanton. The call was “Giancarlo, non si puo stoparlo!,” which roughly translates to “Giancarlo, you cannot be stopped!”
Here’s the audio of John Sterling’s HR call for Giancarlo Stanton — in Italian. I don’t even know what to say. pic.twitter.com/GY9HQ8z5My
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) March 29, 2018
John Sterling’s HR call for Giancarlo Stanton: “Giancarlo, non si può stoparlo!” (Translation: “Giancarlo, you can’t be stopped!”) Is his call fair or foul? Vote here: https://t.co/0wVE8yWVE2 pic.twitter.com/BWTaiu4Rs5
— Newsday Sports (@NewsdaySports) March 29, 2018
That’s a pretty awful call. Friendly reminder to Sterling – Stanton isn’t Italian. This makes as much sense as shouting a random Russian phrase when Aaron Judge goes yard.
Thankfully for Yankees fans, Stanton is not a pretty awful player, and Sterling will likely change his call when he realizes how awful it is.