Is a Cheesesteak a “Cheese Sandwich?”

Alex Rodriguez smells the Phanatic's shoe
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Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez for lowering the bar for color commentary in American professional sports.

In addition to referring to Rhys Hoskins as Rhys “Haskins” last night, he described the Philly cheesesteak as a “cheese sandwich” during the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.

Here’s video of Rodriguez saying, “This is the greatest cheese sandwich I’ve ever had, it’s amazing.”

Volume up:

Transcription after the jump:

Buster Olney: “You guys interviewed Gabe Kapler. You’ve got the heater blowing in the background. Now you guys are eating cheesesteak. Come on!”

Jessica Mendoza: “It’s tough, tough life, Buster. Alex is out, man. He’s like two sandwiches in at this point.”

Alex Rodriguez: “This is the greatest cheese sandwich I’ve ever had. It’s amazing.”

Mendoza: “It’s from the visitor’s clubhouse, too. Thank you.”

Gotta be honest with you, I’m kind of annoyed at Buster Olney, too, for using the singular “cheesesteak” in that sentence.

And A-Rod is, of course, a cheating steroid user.

But in order to “advance the story,” as we say in the industry, let me ask you this:

Is a cheesesteak a cheese sandwich?

Because technically a cheese sandwich is just bread and cheese, like a pimento cheese that you would order down in Georgia. But a cheesesteak has bread and cheese as well. Does the existence of meat PRECLUDE the cheesesteak from being called a cheese sandwich? Or does the cheesesteak fall into the family of cheese sandwiches? Is this kind of like a species/genus/family/order type of thing?

Anyway, A-Rod makes me yearn for the color commentary of Cris Collinsworth.

Happy Monday.

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  • FACT April 1, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Kapler is crazy. He hates balls under the chin? Not me brother.

  • Gripping stuff April 1, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    You guys are hitting it out of the park with #content.

  • Kinkees mama isnt proud April 1, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Kinkee you’re the real powerhouse writer here. Sheesh great stuff man.

  • Thick Ropes Cuz April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Anyone remember the Swiss Cheese Pervert?

    • Fuck It April 1, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      yup only to be outdone by the guy that crashed his car in the northeast and then hopped out and masturbated next to it.

  • Joe Morgan April 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    He also kept saying 82 home games an uncomfortable number of times. Give me my job back.

  • As bad as the trio were they were still tons better than T-Mac and whoever April 1, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    T-Mac is really bad when he is paired with snorefest AKA Michael Jack. Ponderous and boring. I loved Mike as a player but he is a terrible color man. He should move back to St Petersburg and just sit in a rocking chair.

  • Phillies broadcasters blow April 1, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    A-Rod and crew are better than McCarthy, Franzke, and LA!!!

  • The Kernal April 1, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    i’m Kinkead’s bitch. I have no power here

  • DD April 1, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    The only content on this page are the comments. I am not sure i have ever clicked the heading of an article without scrolling right to the bottom.

  • Phineas Gage April 1, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    These 3 clowns make Tom McCarthy sound like Vin Scully.

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