Syracuse Mets Announcer Correctly Predicts Two Homers In Same Game


Syracuse Mets fans were rewarded for sitting through rainy conditions with a doubleheader sweep of the Columbus Clippers on Sunday afternoon. But the real thrills came from the team's broadcast booth, where play-by-play announcer Evan Stockton channeled all of his predictive powers to successfully tease two Mets homers.

First Carlos Cortes was due for a big blow and promptly delivered one in the form of a grand slam. Buoyed by what has to be an unbelievable rush of power, Stockton went back to the well an inning later with Luisangel Acuña at the dish. And boom, once again, that strange feeling in the air was properly identified.

Just a perfect afternoon behind the microphone for Stockton, who now has to resist the urge to predict a home run during every at-bat. Once an announcer gets a taste for that, it can be intoxicating and the rewards so outweigh any risk. One could understand if he wants to test the limitations of his powers and prove that he is or is not truly clairvoyant.

Syracuse has a travel day on Monday before playing Rochester on Tuesday. Any player making the trip should be begging Stockton to manifest a roundtripper for them as well.


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