Hat tip to Yankee Mike for the suggestion, take a look at this video, absolutely hysterical.
Looking forward to hearing some stories from Mr. Hackman, T-Dub, and Baby Bisho about All-Star weekend/week. Should be fun for all. Speaking of the All-Star festivities, a few observations...
BTW, didn't know Fenway Ed was at the All-Star game.
Seriously, someone needs to sign Nelly to some sort of pro contract. That guy is a legitimate athlete. He dominates during the NBA All-Star weekend, the NFL's Super Bowl festivities, and now Major League Baseball. The original St. Lunatic missed his calling, I think. If he laces up the ice skates next year, I'm gonna lose it.
And who knew Brian Littrel from the Backstreet Boys had any talent. You could tell he clearly has played baseball before (and played it well). All this time I thought the guys in that group were catchers if you know what I mean....who knew?
If you aren't coordinated or don't know how to play baseball/softball, do yourself a favor, don't even try it. It just makes you look even worse than you already do. I always loved a few years back when comedian Kevin James played, and was so serious, that he took out a third baseman in a sliding attempt.
I totally forgot how awesome Stan Musial was. 26 time all-star, are you kidding? That was a great moment, reminded me of when they carted out Teddy Ballgame at Fenway.
And how rad was Lou Brock's hair? Looks like that noggin hasn't been touched since 1977. That ain't nuttin but ultraperm.
When Tim Lincecum hit Jeter, I was praying that Roy Halladay was gonna put it in someone's ear. Seriously, how great would that be if there was a bench clearing brawl in an all-star game?
Question of the day, has anyone ever been selected as an all-star and been traded between the final game of the first half and the first pitch of the All Star game? This isn't an AFLAC trivia type question, I seriously don't know the answer.
Ok, Barack Obama.....a few things here. First, his conversation with Derek Jeter was CLASSIC. First, he rolls up on Jeter and starts talking like Ol Dirty Bastard from the Wu Tang Clan. The Ger correctly pointed out that Obama looked more excited to meet Jeter than Jeter was to meet Obama. Jeter's got that, "I'm not impressed because I've conquered more women and baseball accolades than anyone in this room" swagger about him.
Liked that Barry wore jeans and sneakers. He's just your average, Harvard-educated Joe.
Second, Obama's throw. If I were to grade it, I'd give it a C-. Why so high, you ask? Well, because he didn't bounce it and he threw from the mound (oh yeah, he's lefty as well). Outside of that, dude, ya throw like a girl!! Love Bush or hate him, that dude could hum it in there. He might of fucked up the country, but by God he could throw a stike from 60 feet, 6 inches (and with gusto). If I were Obama, I would have brought my glove to Russia, the Vatican, and Ghana, and spent every free moment getting my arm ready. Dude, don't let foreign policy get in the way of what's really important....hittin fuckin 85 on the jugs gun, baby!!! This is America, you're the leader of America, throw it like you've got a set.
The Sox jacket. Why are so many people making such an issue about this? OH NO, HE WORE A SOX JACKET....THAT'S JUST ONE TEAM....WHY DIDN'T HE HAVE A MLB JACKET ON. THAT'S NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT. Seriously, I want to punch people who are saying that today. I have more respect for Obama for sticking to his guns and his team. Love when he pointed out in the booth that some Sox fans "absolutely hate the Cubs". That must have been a special shout out to 3K.
Line of the night goes to President Barry Obama while in the broadcast booth. Joe Buck was talking about the National League and said something to the effect of, "well, there's no bailout there". And Obama goes, "well, we're all out of money". Great humor there.
Ok guys, post those comments. I'm sure I missed a truck load of moments.