And We’ll See You Tomorrow Night!

Those of you who know me well know that I’m not a fan of Fox announcer Joe Buck.  It’s nothing personal, but I just don’t care for his work and it’s always somewhat bothered me that he seemingly slid right into his father’s footsteps.  His father, the late Jack Buck, is one of my all-time favorites.

But last night Joe Buck said  something that made me respect him a little more.  And it actually came from borrowing a line that his father used 20 years and one day earlier when Kirby Puckett hit a game ending home run to beat the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series at the Metrodome.

“And we’ll see you tomorrow night!”  Twins fans and fans of baseball will never forget it.

So when Joe Buck had that phrase at his ready last night as the Cardinals ended the game with a home run, I got the chills.  Right down my spine and my arms.  It was equal parts classy and classic.  An appropriate end to an unforgettable game.  And a tip of the hat to one of the greats.

7 thoughts on “And We’ll See You Tomorrow Night!

  1. Was lucky enough to be at game 6 in 1991. The noise was unbelievable and no one wanted to leave the dome. My ears are still ringing.

    • That’s pretty funny that you would mention that…I was at Games 6 and 7 and I told someone a couple days ago that my ears just stopped ringing recently.

  2. I respectfully disagree with your take on Joe Buck’s use of his dad’s line “And we’ll see you tomorrow night!”. It’s like school on Saturday morning – no class. It’s plagiarism pure and simple. I expect at some point in game 7 Joe Buck will proclaim, “I don’t believe what I just saw!”.

    • Petter…I’d usually be the first to criticize Joe Buck but I think his heart was in the right place on this one.

  3. TPetter,
    Is it plagiarism if the same guy uses the call over and over again for different sports???
    “My Oh My”

    It’s getting pretty old, just saying!

  4. I guess you could call it plagiarism, if someone else used the phrase, but isn’t baseball a game of tradition passed from father to son through family lines? You see it all around, on the field, in the stands or at the park. Jack Buck’s call was in my mind from the moment Fox showed the footage of Kirby Puckett, to hear it echoed by his son was just part of the emotional rollercoaster that was game 6 last night. There may be a better call that Joe Buck could have made on David Freese’s walk off home run, but for the life of me I can’t think of one.

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