Posts tagged as baseball

Seth Meyers Spends a Day at Yankee Stadium

Here's a clip from last night's Late Night, in which Seth Meyers heads to Yankee Stadium for a day: "It's April in New York City, it's fucking freezing, which means it's time for some baseball!" Meyers meets a Yankees bat boy, locker room attendant, organist, beer vendor, and radio announcer Michael Kay and also gets some good practice hitting Late Night writer Seth Reiss with bags of peanuts.

Angels Trade the Cruel Passage of Time to the Cubs for a Reminder of Your Own Mortality, by Pablo Goldstein

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian reports that the Anaheim Angels have traded minor league infielder Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Trevor Gretzky.

Gretzky, the son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and an abrupt reminder of how little time you have left in your short, insignificant life, was selected in the seventh round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. The left-hander is expected to start for the Inland Empire 66ers where he will bat 5th in the lineup and emphasize the coming winter of your existence.

Scioscia, the son of longtime Angels manager and former big-league catcher Mike Scioscia, will make his debut for the Boise Hawks later this year. While the infielder [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: MLB Mascot Mr. Met

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin show, Jeff interviews Matt Golden, who has played Mr. Met for more than 10 years. They talk about how to deal with fans at the stadium, how to talk properly to people when you are wearing a giant head, and what it's like acting as a mascot compared to acting in a Shakespeare play.

"When you had the microphone we had to come up with ways that people couldn't talk too much on the microphone, where you'd sort of ask them a question and then pull the mic away and they would give you the answers, and then you would [...]

Bill Murray Ran the Bases During the Rain Delay of a Baseball Game

Seriously, this guy is the best. You might be wondering, "How much fun can one man really generate in the rain?" Apparently, tons; it is his job. That's right, Bill Murray is the Director of Fun for the Charleston RiverDogs, the minor league baseball team he partly owns. He's arguably also the world's Director of Fun. For a person who once voiced Garfield, he sure did create a perfect video to start off a Monday.

Chris Rock on HBO's 'Real Sports': "Baseball Is Dying. Literally."

Here's a new clip from HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel featuring comedian and longtime baseball fan Chris Rock, who takes on baseball's growing diversity issues, explains why most black people just don't love the sport anymore, and breaks down why this should be extremely troubling for those in the industry: "You lose black America, you lose young America," Rock warns. "And make no mistake: Baseball is losing."

The Theme From 'The Best Show on WFMU' Was Played on the Organ at Fenway Park Last Night

After yesterday's depressing news that The Best Show on WFMU will end its run in December, the show got a nice tribute at the final game of the World Series. Apparently the organist at Fenway Park is a Best Show fan.

Take Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Out to the Ballgame

I think some of those fun facts were fake but I'm sure they were fun. Are they doing this everywhere? Are they going from town to town to town, riding the rails, making up things about baseball players as a campaign for The Campaign? It's a bit old school (Old School!) but it would totally work because their movie is about rival baseball players. What's that? Oh, it's about rival political campaigns. Zach and Will, stop throwing pitches and eating pizza (watch below) and start getting ready to appear on Meet the Press.

The Making of "Homer at the Bat," Twenty Years Later

Fans of The Simpsons and/or our national pastime will enjoy this study of classic early episode "Homer at the Bat." At last, someone gets to the bottom of Mr. Burns' obsession with Don Mattingly's sideburns!

Will Ferrell to Play on Ten Different Baseball Teams in an Upcoming HBO Special

HBO is teaming up with Funny or Die and Major League Baseball for a new special starring Will Ferrell. The pay network announced today that the untitled special will begin filming in Arizona tomorrow during spring training, and Ferrell will honor Bert "Campy" Campaneris by playing every position on the field for ten different teams throughout the day. The special will be dedicated to the fight against cancer through charities like Cancer for College and Stand Up To Cancer and is set to air on HBO later this year. Check out Ferrell's full game schedule below:

Left Handed Radio: 'Rainbow Party'

On this episode: Dan disappears, we visit the planetarium, Dogworthy thinks he's people, the stage manager at World Wide Wrestling leaves some voicemails, lots of fun contest at the Clearfield Nightwatchman baseball game, the Pinterest Podcasterist, the Dungeons and Dragons Invitational on Clearfield Sports Network, Herb from Pittsburgh answers Paul from Portland's Facebook question, Blendy's new breakfast menu, Sybil the co-dependant parrot, and two rugged dudes share what could be their last moment together.

Left Handed Radio is written and performed by Adam BozarthDan ChamberlainMatt Little, and Anna Rubanova, and Brett White with Stephanie Bencin, Dave Bluvband, and TJ Del Reno.

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Bill Murray Talks about Baseball and Life and Is the Best

Bill Murray is the co-owner and Director of Fun for the Charleston RiverDogs minor league baseball team. This video was from his induction into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame. He wasn't sure if he deserved the honor but he does – he deserves every honor. This speech is funny in parts but mostly it's an earnest, somewhat touching look into Murray's relationship with baseball and his view of life. He closes the speech by advising the players to "walk out into centerfield and just lie on the ground and watch those fireworks in the sky over your head; you'll never have a night or day like today." [...]

Exhausted Ken Burns Urges Baseball To Stop

The Onion, Exhausted Ken Burns Urges Baseball To Stop: "'I can't do this anymore,' Burns said. 'The more baseball that is played, the more I have to document. But it's futile. The documentary will never end, because in order for it to end, baseball itself would have to end. I'm always playing catch-up ball. The Tenth Inning, The Eleventh Inning, The 2,945th Inning. Christ, how many more of these things will I have to make?'"