Wednesday, May 09, 2007
When I briefly ran through the AA list of the Top Homer announcing teams in baseball yesterday, I completely skipped over the NESN Broadcast Team of Orsillo and Remy.
Now I know Homerism has a bad connotation, but it really isn't that bad of a thing. As long as they are having fun with it, and giving the other team its due respect, then I'm cool with it (this is why I think YES broadcasts are terrible).
Well Don and Jerry are taking this to a new level. First there was the pizza incident, and yesterday we had the head rubbing fiasco....well now we have the Paper Airplane Experience (great band name!). I'll let reader Ben explain.....
I'm watching this blowout in Toronto, and the fans are obviously getting bored. During the bottom of the eighth inning, with Big Hurt up to bat, a plane comes sailing onto the field from high up in the stands. As the inning continues, more planes make their way down through the stadium. Remy and Orsillo are talking it up, and finally, Orsillo decides he's going to make a plane with NESN on the side, and send it down. Well, he does, and while he's folding it, Remy starts cracking with him that it's an awful plane (and from the camera on him, it's clear that it is a really bad plane.) So Orsillo gets it folded up and lets it fly, and as soon as it goes two feet it just starts falling like a sheet of paper in the breeze. It was pretty hilarious.I imagine it was. I'll be here praying for the video to show up on the tubes. Bravo NESN....keep having fun.
Update: In my haste to get this post up I forgot perhaps the greatest NESN moment ever involving the two.