Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fat guy wins Home Run Derby

I haven't checked the NY Times yet today, but I'm pretty sure the sports headline will read something like our leading line. I won't lie, I got sucked in to ESPN and the derby when my remote took one of those "Oh my god did that really just hit the floor and bounce like that" bounces under the couch and I saw that the Zebra Cakes were a lot closer than the remote. Therefore, derby on in the Jon house. Things got even worse quickly as Joe Buck made an appearance pre-derby, that shiny forehead of his off beaming in the bright lights of ESPN. Once I came to from the apparent stroke I had after realizing that Buck has now brought his reign of terror to yet another network, I looked up to see Prince Fielder won. Yaay. I mean. Ok. That's as excited everyone was. The thing was practically fixed for Puljos or Howard to take it home and both of them choked big time on their home turf.

Two interesting bits of TV reporting came out of last night though. Number 1 was when the mandatory pseudo cute blond reporter asked Josh Hamilton what his favorite part of the derby was last year. He responded with "Bringing Christ to so many people.". Not hitting a million home runs in a historic monument before it gets torn down, but spouting off about God for every second someone would let him talk. Then when pseudo cute reporter said in her God hating ways, "You sure it wasn't when everyone was chanting your name?" he replied "That was second.".

The 2nd moment was after da 'derb when a reporter posed the question to Prince, "Do you wish your father was here with you?" annnnnnnd she apparently didn't do her homework because big Cecil actually gambled away a good portion of Princy's signing bonus and all of the family cheeseburger fortune he amassed while in Detroit and they're not exactly on speaking terms. His response, "Uhhhh, no.". Gold ESPN, just pure GOLD!!!

6 comments:

Steve said...

Speaking of the Big Mac Land sign in St.Louis, Prince clearly thought that was the prize for winning the derby... an all expense paid trip to a land of Big Macs.

also, the link sends me into internet oblivion again.

Jon said...

God damn Http: thing sends you all over the place. Someday I'll learn. Probably not soon though.

Steve said...

i accidently linked to my gmail account once. it was only up there for about a minute, but knowing our alert readers, they probably signed me up for a bunch of newsletters.

Guest said...

I hate when psuedo blondes ask ridiculous questions. Don't they realize they make us smart blondes look stupid? (Hell, I do that job well enuf on my own! LOL) Seriously, why do sports networks feel they need to have the obligatory "pretty" girl in front of the camera? Sure it brings a few guys to watch but after about 3 seconds of their innane stupidity, don't most guys ... oh wait. Never mind. ;)

Steve said...

Erin Andrews. Heidi Watney. Theres something about gorgeous blonde women who know nothing about baseball that turns me on.

KatieMB said...

So Steve, what do you do with a gorgeous blonde who actually knows something about baseball?? ;)