In Sunday's Phillies-Braves game, Atlanta won 8-7 after a walkoff home run by Chipper Jones in the ninth inning. The reaction in Atlanta was pretty wild, but Braves radio play-by-play announcer Jim Powell seemed to portray the best reaction from the general fanbase in the call below.
Powell described the scene as Jones stepped into the box with unbridled enthusiasm, with almost an expectation that the retiring Braves legend would do something special. Sure enough, after Chipper whiffed on a fastball, he set the next one into the stratosphere... right where Powell said he had a huge gap in right center field.
As soon as Jones connected, Powell went into super ultra homer mode (which is acceptable in cases like this when your name isn't Hawk Harrelson). He managed to announce to listeners exactly what happened and conveyed the magnitude of the situation: a comeback from down six runs, topped off by the franchise legend. Then, he went silent and let the crowd take over, a talent that most broadcasters don't seem to possess.no comments