Former NBA and Trail Blazers star Bill Walton took over social media when he took over the broadcast booth on Friday night while working as a special guest analyst for the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels game in Anaheim.
Friday's game was broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago as Walton joined NBCS Chicago's play-by-play host Jason Benetti.
The 1977 Trail Blazers champion was a fill-in for regular White Sox analyst Steve Stone.
The broadcast went just as you would imagine it to would.
SO MANY GREAT QUOTES.
Here are just a few of the top quotes of the night from Walton:
"Is that the catcher? I tell you I'm not a very good catcher…"
"Putting all the powers together of the rare Earth minerals, you've just come up with this incredible computer generated stud for the future."
"Rainbow is my favorite color."
"Good eye, good patience… You tell that pitcher to bring it right in here."
"GO! GO! This is gonna be a run… Here we go Sox. Take me out to the ball game, I don't care if I never come back!"
In the fifth inning, when Mike Trout hit his 41st home run of the season, Walton analyzed it as so:
"That's Trout? Swimming upstream, avoiding all the flies, and sending one ricocheting through the universe."
MLB fans took to Twitter to express their love of Walton's calls. There's no doubt fans want Walton to be in the broadcast booth for more MLB games.
I need Bill Walton calling World Series games. pic.twitter.com/1Cq4TcHBJj— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 17, 2019
Bill Walton is a national treasure pic.twitter.com/wiscOm8pWY— Rick Autiello (@RickAutiello) August 17, 2019
trying not to retweet every single bill walton thing and my god it is SO HARD— Lana Berry (@Lana) August 17, 2019
Bill Walton on Mike Trout: "Why doesn't he bat all the time?"— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 17, 2019
Let Bill Walton call all of the games. Every last one of them. https://t.co/QYn26Hfys0— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) August 17, 2019
Can we have Bill Walton broadcast baseball games all the time? originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest