In Wednesday's Mariners-Yankees game, Derek Jeter was hit in the left thigh by a pitch from Mariners reliever Josh Kinney in the eighth inning of game Seattle was leading 2-1. Of course, as soon as he's plunked, Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman audibly smacks her desk, before lamenting that "I'm sure it wasn't on purpose, but these are major league pitchers, and that's enough of this, Seattle!"
Enough of what, exactly? Kinney is a 33 year-old who's totaled just 6 2/3 innings in the majors this year, and has walked 31 hitters in 71 2/3 innings. It's not as if this is Greg Maddux out there with pinpoint control, hitting players whenever he wants. And if you're going to hit a guy, why would you hit a player at the top of the order to lead off the eighth inning of a one run game? It makes less than no sense. Of course, the Yankees rallied in the eighth and went on to win the game 5-2 with Jeter scoring the game's tying run... so I guess justice was served in Waldman's mind.
[h/t: Jimmy Traina]
And Jimmy Traina actually admitted to liking her. He's probably the first person to ever admit that.....
She's the pure definition of awful announcing...she has the voice of a Howard Stern Show Wack Packer
Did she overreact? Yes, she does that. Remember her crying after the Yankees lost in the ALDS in 07'? But to be fair, three Yankees were hit in a game the day before, one of which fractured Alex Rodriguez's hand. So this didn't come out of no where.