TORONTO – If Giancarlo truly cannot be stopped, it’s already difficult to fathom anyone or anything stopping the Yankees this season, either.
“Giancarlo, non si puo de stopparlo!” John Sterling bellowed across the airwaves during the first inning — and again in the ninth! — of Stanton’s first game with the Bombers on Thursday, sending Twitter into a head-scratching tizzy and everyone with internet access to their favorite translation website for wishful clarification.
Yes, that turned out to be the much-anticipated “high, far and gone” call from the Yankees’ venerable radio man, and it set the tone twice for a new season that opened under first-time manager Aaron Boone with two mammoth homers from the team’s imported slugger in a crisp 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
Never mind that Stanton is not even of Italian descent, but Sterling’s words — which he double-checked for pronunciation purposes with the Berlitz Language Center — are loosely translatable from Italian into “Giancarlo, you can’t be stopped” or “Giancarlo, you can’t stop him,” give or take a few conjugation liberties.
Personally, I and several fans apparently would have preferred something far more simplistic – you know, along the lines of the time-tested “Bern baby, Bern” or “Robbie Cano, ah-don’tcha
Article source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/stanton-sensational-debut-stop-yankees-article-1.3904304
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