May 12, 2006
"THE METS--I HATE THESE GUYS MORE THAN COMMUNISM":
Between the Seams: Slurring Sutcliffe rambles on (Bernie Wilson, 5/12/06, The Associated Press)
Rick Sutcliffe, a Cy Young award winner and ESPN baseball analyst, gave a rambling, slurred interview during the local-television broadcast of the Brewers-Padres game Wednesday night.
Sutcliffe's microphone eventually was cut off. Craig Nichols, general manager of Channel 4 San Diego, on Thursday described the interview as embarrassing. [...]
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.
Sorry, but you can't be puttin' the guy on live when he's been out golfing with Bill Murray. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 12, 2006 9:08 AM