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http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-briefing14mar14,1,6930703.story

The popularity of longtime San Diego Padre announcer Jerry Coleman was validated recently when he was named this year's winner of the Ford C. Frick Award, which honors baseball broadcasters. He'll be presented with the award during Hall of Fame weekend this summer at Cooperstown, N.Y.

Coleman is so beloved by fans in part because of his verbal missteps. Here is a sampling:

• "There's a deep fly ball … Winfield goes back, back … his head hits the wall … it's rolling toward second base."

• "Johnny Grubb slides into second with a stand-up double."

• "Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen."

• "That big guy, Winfield, at 6 feet 6 inches, can do things only a small man can do."

• "Ozzie Smith just made another play that I've never seen anyone else make before, and I've seen him make it more often than anyone else ever has."

• "I've made a couple of mistakes I'd like to do over."

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Harry Caray- "The pitcher had to take some cocaine before the game today."
Steve Stone- "That's novacaine Harry."

There's more, I'll hve to find them...

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A few more Coleman-isms as quoted in David Nathan's Baseball Quotations:

• "After five full innings, we're still where we started the day, Padres 2, Phillies 2."
• "McCovey swings and misses, and it's fouled back."
• "The Phillies beat the Cubs today in the doubleheader. That puts another keg in the Cubs' coffin."
• "If you ask what the Achilles tendon of the team is, it would be pitching."

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-only7apr07,1,5799308.column

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In the current issue of San Diego magazine, Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a Baseball Hall of Fame member, denied one malapropism attributed to him years ago.

Coleman supposedly said at the time that a pitcher was "throwing up in the bullpen," adding, "Of course, if you pitched like him [the player in the bullpen], you'd be throwing up too." In reality, Coleman told the magazine, "What I said was, 'He's out there throwing them up.'"


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Sports personalities aren't known for eloquence, so they make for some funny quotes:

"And here's Moses Kiptanui, the 19-year-old Kenyan, who turned 20 a few weeks ago."
-David Coleman

"Anytime Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points, they almost always win."
-Doug Collins

"That was a complicated play, folks. So let's have a replay for all of you scoring in bed."
-Bob Kelly

"I'm not an athlete. I'm a professional baseball player."
-John Kruk

"We're going to turn this team around three hundred sixty degrees."
-Jason Kidd

"He's a goy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is."
-Lou Duva

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