Who knew MLB on FOX analyst Tim McCarver was a Metallica fan? McCarver and partner Joe Buck were discussing New York Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera's entrance on the All-Star Game broadcast after the reliever came out to a standing ovation in the final Mid-Summer Classic appearance of his career. It was a terrific moment as players from both leagues stood and applauded, while Rivera tipped his cap from the mound.
In the aftermath though, McCarver decided it was time to try out a little spoken word. All Buck did to incite it was ask him what he thought of the entrance, but that was apparently enough to get McCarver to wax poetic. He proceeded to recite the chorus to "Enter Sandman", the song Rivera has used to enter games throughout his storied career. The 71-year old broadcaster turned 50 back in 1991 when the song was released, so maybe he was into it back then.
Purple Haze, all around my brain ... speaking of which, Can the Colorado Rockies make the playoffs this year ?
You can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave ! .... which reminds me, watch the FOX show Prison Break !
So we can all say Amen afterwards! Too bad Buck is staying in that booth. Hell I get tortured by him enough September-January!
it kinda reminded me of William Shatner spoken word interpretation of Rocket Man. Except Shatner wasnt THAT close to a stroke.