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.”
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.