Gary Thorne Is Not Up To Date On His Star Wars Quotes

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I guess it's the person saying the quote (not the quote itself that he gets wrong), but this was hilarious none-the-less. The O's and Yanks were in the midst of a homerun battle and the Orioles had comeback from down four once and were trying to do it again. Luke Scott came up after a Melvin Mora homerun and nails a pitch to centerfield.

Listen closely as Thorne, first goes crazy, and then tries to use the crowd in his call....



I can't stop laughing after that for some reason. Okay, a couple of things. First, if Luke Scott actually hit it back near the scoreboard at Camden Yards it would be somewhere around 550ft. Second, as every 80s nerd knows Darth Vader never would have said, "May the Force be with you."

I love how he starts the quote and then trails off at the end because he knows he screwed it up. Good stuff as always from the ever-clueless Thorne.

4 Comments:

Thorne hasn't been the same since the bloody sock fiasco. Is Doug Mirabelli still wonderful though?

Why in the hell wasn't Job used last night? If they want to extend his outings, last night was perfect. Ross Ohlendorf can kiss the fattest part of my ass.

GMoney said...
May 28, 2008, 10:23:00 AM  

They did the same thing on YES. Earlier in the game they showed a clip of Luke Scott then they went to a shot of the guy with the vader mask on. Michael Kay said "heres Luke Scott, and theres Luke Skywalker......er Darth Vader...I don't know, I've never seen any Star Wars films."

Adam said...
May 28, 2008, 11:34:00 AM  

"Why in the hell wasn't Job used last night? If they want to extend his outings, last night was perfect. Ross Ohlendorf can kiss the fattest part of my ass."

Because he pitched on Saturday and they're not going to throw him out there on two day's rest?

Vegas Watch said...
May 28, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

I thought his voice trailed off to make it sound more like Darth Vader's voice, not because he realized his mistake.

dollar said...
May 28, 2008, 1:19:00 PM  

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