NEW YORK — New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling was helped out of his flooding car by Spanish radio play-by-play man Rickie Ricardo on Wednesday night time after Sterling received caught making an attempt to drive residence after a sport.
Sterling and Ricardo each known as New York’s sport on the Los Angeles Angels from Yankee Stadium as a result of the radio crews haven’t resumed touring with the crew as a part of COVID-19 protocols.
Ricardo instructed WFAN on Thursday that Sterling, 83, was the primary to depart the stadium after the sport concluded round 10 p.m., whereas Ricardo stayed later for a Spanish postgame present.
Ricardo mentioned when he lastly left the park, the foyer at Yankee Stadium had water as much as his ankles, and he encountered a number of closed and flooded streets because the East Coast was pummeled by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The storm killed a minimum of 12 folks in New York City, together with one who drowned in a car and 11 extra in basement flats, police mentioned.
Sterling’s broadcast companion, Suzyn Waldman, known as Ricardo as he was looking for a path to his residence in New Jersey and instructed him that Sterling was caught in his car on River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey, simply over the George Washington Bridge.
“I’ve seen how bad it gets flooded on River Road in Edgewater, and with the kind of rain we had, I can only imagine,” Ricardo mentioned. “So I said, ‘Suzyn, I’m on my way. I more or less know where he lives. I’ll figure out where he’s at and see what I can do.'”
Ricardo known as Sterling and stored him on the telephone till he discovered him in one in all roughly 25 autos caught in flooding that lined the tires of most vehicles. Ricardo, who drives a Jeep, pulled up behind Sterling’s car and helped him get out of the car. He mentioned it took them an hour to discover a clear path to Sterling’s condominium a couple of half-mile away, however he finally received Sterling there safely.
TV broadcaster Michael Kay additionally mentioned he had hassle getting residence Wednesday, tweeting that he deliberate to attend out the storm at Fordham University within the Bronx. He additionally tweeted photographs of the outfield at Yankee Stadium fully underwater through the sport.