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.