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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The horror . . . the horror . . .I implore you, do not read Jim Caple's writeup before watching the YouTube video embedded here. Go in completely blind. You'll get that much more out of the experience.
In other news, I now know what finally caused Bob Welch to quit drinking.
UPDATE: Some quick research reveals that Welch quit drinking in the early 80s. Let us applaud him, then, for not falling off the wagon in an effort to deal with the shame of the linked video.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 1:34pm
Sara K said...
They sure wore their pants tighter in those days, eh? I wonder if hypoxia was a factor in all this. I couldn’t make it all the way through…my eyes started seeping hot liquid embarrassment.
Posted 05/20 at 02:00 PM
Music videos and the broadcast booth: two things in which Orel Hershiser should never appear as he inevitably looks like a fool in both.
Posted 05/20 at 02:05 PM
Richard in Dallas said...
Back in 2004, I worked as an usher and security guard for the Texas Rangers. During that same season, Orel was Buck Showalter’s pitching coach. Now, we didn’t become fast friends or anything, but I did have several encounters with Coach Orel, and he is a VERY nice man. I will say that his body’s muscle memory was really only trained for one activity, and that was propelling a baseball across a plate 60 feet away without his opponent being able to hit it, at least not very well. It was NOT trained for dancing! Now, as nice a man as Orel is, what kind of a man does it make you, for dredging up this extremely lame chapter in the distant past journal of his life? I’ll tell you: it makes you a very FUNNY man! I wish I had seen this before I met him!
Posted 05/20 at 03:03 PM
Awwww, let’s take everything completely out of context, Craig. It was the 80’s and the gin mills would be compltely out of business if not for the new blood brought in a couple of years ago by the progeny of such things, and you would not like that. Historically, weren’t the Bears Super Bowl champs during this time frame?
Posted 05/20 at 03:26 PM
Ted Spradlin said...
That was painful to watch. Mike Scossia looked like the uncomfortable white guy you’ll see at every bar or club who’s just not cut out for the club scene and would rather watch Sportscenter highlights at a Sports Bar than attempt to move to the beat.
That “Baseball Boogie” looked like just another ridiculous 80’s production that was so stupid and unbelievable, but for some reason, because it was the 80’s, it worked (see also Dukes of Hazard, Knight Rider, Magnum PI, and CHiP’s).
Thanks Craig for another masterpiece.
Posted 05/21 at 01:37 AM
Wow. I couldn’t make it even half way through, that was painful. The 80s… what the hell were we thinking?
Final thought: the presence of several blonde women in tight skirts did very little to reduce the gayness factor.
Posted 05/21 at 01:53 AM