Someone Start The Slow Clap For The Yanks' Bobby Murcer

Friday, May 02, 2008


I can barely function when I'm hungover lord knows how I'd be if I ever went through a brain biopsy like Bobby Murcer did last September. Well the longtime YES announcer will back in the booth tonight since undergoing the procedure and while there's a little weakness in the announcer he's raring to go.....

"Any time I can walk these halls and be in this place here and talk about baseball, it's right up my alley," Murcer said outside of the Yankees' clubhouse.

The popular former Yankees outfielder, who will turn 62 on May 20, underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in December 2006. There was a concern that he had a recurrence of the cancer. But the latest biopsy came back cancer free. It showed necrosis - dead tissue. Still, these haven't been an easy few months for him.

"This year has been a little different year," Murcer said. "I haven't been as strong this year. That's why I didn't make it to Opening Day. I had a biopsy about a month before that. It took me a lot longer to recover from that. But there's still no cancer.
Well thank god for that, and hopefully getting back into the booth well help him heal that much faster. Glad to have you back Bobby.

Murcer going back in booth (LoHud)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:14 PM

5 Comments:

Anyone is better than Michael Kay and Ken Singleton.

GMoney said...
May 2, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

They also did a biopsy on Joe Buck's head...

Result: air and a trace amount of Aqua Net

hollywood wags said...
May 2, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

You know, the kind of garbage posted above my comment is the kind of shit that causes the shitstorm in the old media about sports blogs.

How about showing some humanity before letting loose the sarcasm/jokes? Please?

Tons of kudos to Bobby Murcer. Have as much fun as you can at what you do.

Anonymous said...
May 3, 2008, 2:21:00 AM  

Bobby still didn't sound 100% tonight but it was great to have him back in the booth! He may not be the smartest analyst, but he's pleasant to listen to and is a fine alternative to some of the other YES announcers. (Though I'm really digging the Paul O'Neill era -- he can be damn funny.)

Now if only they'd have the sense to phase out that weirdo Michael Kay...

Jay said...
May 3, 2008, 4:25:00 AM  

Good to see him come back.

May 5, 2008, 1:03:00 PM  

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