Yankees announcer John Sterling, hundreds of others, displaced by a New Jersey apartment fire

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There was a gigantic apartment fire in Edgewater, New Jersey yesterday. Thankfully no one was seriously injured. Hundreds, however, are now in need of a place to live and most likely lost everything. One of those hundreds: Yankees announcer John Sterling:

John Sterling had returned to his apartment complex, The Avalon at Edgewater, in New Jersey. He smelled smoke. The radio voice of the Yankees walked to the elevators in the front of the building. They were shut down.

Then John Sterling walked to the back of the building to elevators he usually takes to glide up to his place.

The smoke was so intense it made his decision for him.

“I just said: ‘John, you better get the hell out of here,’” Sterling told me over the telephone Wednesday night.

So, he got into his car, leaving everything behind, and drove to a hotel.

He seems to be in pretty good spirits about it, suggesting that he has his priorities in order.