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You mean he's supposed to be coherent? (with update)
2006-05-11 16:55
by Bob Timmermann

Rick Sutcliffe had his mike cut off during an interview with the Padres TV announcers Wednesday night.

Sutcliffe has since apologized.

Sutcliffe, who used to broadcast Padres games for Channel 4 San Diego, dropped by the broadcast booth late in Wednesday night's game and was warmly welcomed by announcers Matt Vasgersian and Mark "Mud'' Grant, a former big league pitcher.

The trio first talked about golf and actor Bill Murray, who was with Sutcliffe at the game. The conversation turned to Sutcliffe's daughter, who, the pitcher said, has been accepted to Harvard Medical School.

That's when Sutcliffe began to meander.

"She's on her way to Africa tomorrow,'' Sutcliffe said. "How about that? Over there on one of those missions, man. George Clooney - you been reading about all that, you been seeing that?''

To which Vasgersian responded with surprise: "George Clooney?''

"Yeah, he's up there with the Congress, he's trying to get everybody to go over there and solve that thing.''

Sutcliffe then said: "I'm getting yelled at from Bill Murray in the back. I need to go. I'd much rather hang with you guys.''

Grant thanked Sutcliffe for joining them.

"Mud, you're the best, man,'' Sutcliffe replied. "Anybody on Earth that doesn't like Mark Grant, they've got problems.''

Sutcliffe then asked Vasgersian, "Matty, what are you still doing here in San Diego?''

Vasgersian tried to steer the conversation to baseball, but Sutcliffe persisted.

"No, no, no, Matty - everybody on Earth has been trying to steal you - the Dodgers, the Cubs, ESPN. What are you still doing here?''

Sutcliffe's microphone apparently was cut off then, because a voice in the background can be heard saying: "They turned it off.''

Ahh, Padres baseball.

2006-05-11 17:39:53
1.   grandcosmo
More like ahh, Rick Sutcliffe.
2006-05-11 17:47:33
2.   overkill94
"What are you still doing here?" That's classic.
2006-05-11 18:33:16
3.   Bob Timmermann
The appeal of Matt Vasgersian remains a mystery to me.

The appeal of Rick Sutcliffe is one also.

I can't find this story on yet....

2006-05-11 21:06:56
4.   Philip Michaels
Burried deep within the ESPN MLB page is a wire story in which Sutcliffe apologizes:

What are you still doing here, Matty?

"Waiting for every person who remembers my XFL stint to stop paying attention to sports" would be my guess.

2006-05-11 21:25:29
5.   Berkeley Doug
Shades of Joe Namath on Monday Night Football when he said he wanted to kiss Suzy Kolber.
2006-05-11 21:26:40
6.   Bob Timmermann
I posted the apology up top.


2006-05-11 22:00:34
7.   Joe
Sutcliffe drunk:

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