D-backs broadcaster called Paul Goldschmidt's home run and won some cheesesteaks
Counting on Paul Goldschmidt to go deep? Sure, you'll be wrong more times than not since baseball players aren't dinger-crushing automatons (yet), but it's still about as good a guess as one can have given his .547 slugging percentage since 2013.
Add some cheesesteaks on the line and it becomes an even more exciting prediction, though. That's just what happened during the D-backs' 10-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday night. After Arizona had already knocked out five long balls, including two from Yosmany Tomas, Goldschmidt stepped to the plate in the top of the eighth.
That's when the D-backs play-by-play man Steve Berthiaume called it, saying, "He's gonna make it number six, tie the [team] record right here. Here it is."
With the camera zooming in on the Tony Luke's cheesesteakery, Bob Brenly piped in. "I'll tell you what. I'll buy you five Tony Luke's if he hits it in Tony Luke's."
On the next pitch:
That's right, Berthiaume called it. And while Brenly said that he'd be paying up on his end of the bargain, I would like to point out that while it's very sporting to buy someone five cheesesteaks, the ball did not technically make it to Tony Luke's.
In lieu of that information, I think it is only fair and just that Berthiaume mail me his five cheesesteaks, with an additional five because, well, if you're shipping tubed meat-items, why not?