Friday, October 17, 2008
I can't tell you how much I enjoy the "Gone Fishin'"-like segments that TNT's graphics department puts together after every doubleheader. Sure their photoshops and videos are a bit cheesy, but that's what makes them so funny. Well they've obviously been thinking about what to do for the ALCS, and they finally came up with a great idea. To involve Charles and Kenny in the postgame by putting them randomly in the crowd.
Here is Charles as an overweight, dancing white man and Kenny looking on from his seat....
Hilarious. I think people who can photoshop and edit video like that are awesome, and should be praised as such! I also request that Charles and Kenny either swimming in, or putting their hands in, the Rays tank in centerfield for Game Six.
(Also seen at Sox and Dawgs)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Joe Maddon seems pretty focused in the dugout, but there's only one force of nature that can distract him. That would a gust mismatched wind created by one Craig Sager when he walks by between innings. From HR Derby via Sox & Dawgs, comes this clip played on Inside MLB following the game. Watch closely on the replay as Joe Maddon seems to blow a kiss in the general direction of the sideline reporter....
How could you not like Maddon? I guess it helps that your team is up ten runs, but the guy just doesn't ever seem to not be enjoying the game.
Even Joe Maddon Doesn’t Like Craig Sager’s Outfits (Sox & Dawgs)
Joe Maddon has the hots for Craig Sager (Homerun Derby)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
There's throwing people under the bus, and then there's this. Following last night's Rays win, Ernie Johnson decided to pose a question to the rest of the crew about where Fenway got it's name. He of course went to the only former Red Sock on the set, Dennis Eckersley, and just watch the look on his face. Via Sox & Dawgs....
Now that is funny. EJ's Neato Stat of the Night also brought us the Kenny Smith car jumping moment, so it's pretty much a must watch at this point.
Ernie Johnson Throws Eck Under The Bus (Sox & Dawgs)
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Big League Stew had the chance to chat with NESN, and now TBS Analyst, Dennis Eckersley recently and the former closer had an interesting response to questions about his haircut. A few people, most notably Mike Greenberg, have bashed Eck's hair as of late, and he just doesn't know why....
BLS: So what's your response?Greenberg called the hairstyle distracting, and while it's not the greatest thing I've ever seen atop someone's head, I don't really see it as such. Well it's certainly not as distracting as someone with a nasally voice, saying his show's name over and over again. Now that's distracting!
Eck: (laughs) What do you want me to do — cut my hair? This is who I am. I guess I can be critical, too, saying somebody dresses from the 70s, like "Come on when are you gonna change the style here?" I understand where they're coming from, but at the same time I'm sensitive to it.
BLS: That's one of the differences between the local and national spotlight, you weren't hearing about your hairstyle as much in Boston
Eck: Not at all because everyone knows who I am (in Boston). Nobody was thinking, "Who is that guy with the long hair?" I never realized what happens in this (national television) situation is that you're opening yourself up to scrutiny about everything ... and they care what you look like!
BLS: People have said that your hairstyle, is in fact, a mullet.
Eck: I hate that when they say mullet. That's not good when they say mullet because that means that they don't like my act. (Smiles)
BLS: But your hair is you.
Eck: I know, what am I supposed to do?
Dennis Eckersley hates when you call his hairstyle a mullet (Big League Stew)