I've said it before and I'll say it again. Rockies TV announcer Drew Goodman is one of the best in the business. He's always prepared, he's an easy listen, he knows the game and has a pleasant disposition which translates well to baseball. Also, knowing him from talking to him in the Coors Field press box, he's a really nice guy. Just a solid guy on and off the air.
That's why last night I had to laugh a bit at his call of Todd Helton's dramatic, 2-out, 2-run homer in the rain off J.J. Putz to give the Rockies an 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks.
Goodman yelled, "Unbelievable" several times as Helton made his way around the bases and into the arms of his joyous teammates.
Unbelievable? Really? Todd Helton hitting a game winning homer is unbelievable? Well, I've seen it before and I saw it again last night. I don't think it was unbelievable. He's Todd "Freaking" Helton, a future Hall of Famer and a guy who now has 348 career homers 7 of them in walk off style. So to me, it wasn't unbelievable. Unbelievable would have been if manager Jim Tracy pinch hit Jamie Moyer for Helton and the 49-year old then popped one into the upper deck in right to win it. That would be "UNBELIEVABLE!"
Still, Drew was caught up in the moment and I can't blame him. It was a long night at the ballpark. Still, I figure this gave me a chance to write about one of my favorite announcers and players.