Until Jorge Soler and the Atlanta Braves clouded my objectivity, I was of the opinion that David Freese's home run and Game 6 of the 2011 World Series as a whole were the best baseball moment and game at least in my lifetime. The Cardinals came back from down two runs in the 9th and 10th inning. Freese tied the game in the 9th and then delivered the walk-off homer in the 11th. It was an instant classic.
Joe Buck's call of the home run, with an ode to his father's most famous line, is fantastic. It's perfectly understated and possibly the best call of his career.
But there's just something about this bloke from across the pond that does it for me. This guy is more excited about the Cah-di-nals forcing a Game 7 than he has been about anything in his entire life — and obviously the British accent just adds that perfect touch.
I need more BBC baseball broadcasts whenever MLB gets its shit together and actually plays again. We shouldn't limit British commentators to just soccer in this country. They simply sound better in everything they do.
The Marlins or A's should hire a British play-by-play guy. I'd watch 25 games — let's not get too crazy, it's still the Marlins and A's — if one of those teams had a Brit on the call, preferably the guy from this clip. Get him in an MLB booth.