Indians walkoff homer results in three emotional calls

When the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 10-8 in ten innings yesterday (despite what Root Sports may tell you) on a three-run homer by Yan Gomes in the tenth, the reactions from the Mariners TV crew, Indians TV crew, and Indians radio crew were very, very different.

First, we'll lead with the Mariners TV call by Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims, and Mike Blowers. Note the sense of absolute depression in Rizzs' voice calling the homer and realizing that the Mariners have suffered a walkoff loss for the third time this series.

Next, the Indians TV call by Matt Underwood and Rick Manning. They're pretty happy with the win, as they should be.

Finally, the best clip is the audio of the Indians radio call by Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus, which could best be described as "unrestrained jubilation."

The Indians are now 2.5 games up in the AL Central on the Tigers, and have a 26-17 record. But hey, they had leads in the division on this date over the last two years, and didn't finish above .500 in either year, so I guess their broadcasters are realizing that they need to savor the good moments in case there's another collapse in the second half again this season.

Joe Lucia

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Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner and an associate editor at Awful Announcing. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is smack dab in the middle of some of the best (and worst) sports fans in the country.