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A night at the ballpark
Most baseball players gab about the same sorts of things people do in every office, from what's in the paper to beating the system. Several Giants bantered about a USA Today story on Creighton's ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte, a junior reliever who went 8-2 with a 1.83 ERA this season and might be drafted later this month. One player wondered aloud whether Venditte would get two signing bonuses, one for the right-handed pitcher and the second for the southpaw. The players also took note of how much tickets for the team's (and Bonds') lone trip to New York this season were going for, of particular interest to them since they can get prime freebies. As second baseman Kevin Frandsen put it to a teammate, "Dude, you can make some cash."
The camera seems to find ESPN's Erin Andrews even when she's not on the air. Shea's KissCam zeroed in on her and a male co-worker during one between-inning break, but Ms. Andrews wasn't having it. She kissed her palm and placed it on his cheek. That wasn't enough for the co-worker, who playfully moved in for a smooch on the cheek while Andrews wriggled like a fish. Who says you get a better view at home?
You should brush up on your Seinfeld knowledge before taking in a game at Shea lest you get embarrassed. For instance, one fan had a chance to answer a question on the jumbotron for a prize. (Q: Which New York Met was accused of spitting on Kramer and Newman? A) Keith Hernandez B) Tom Seaver C) Mike Piazza D) David Wright) Even though the question was read by Hernandez himself, the fan held up a "B" for Seaver and was roundly -- and rightfully -- booed. What's happened to the educational system when people don't know such basic and essential facts? I weep for our nation.
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I'm surprised Erin Andrews didn't need a teleprompter to tell her to kiss her palm and press it on the guy's cheek. Once while at TBS doing Braves baseball, the tape machine was broken and she was told her live "in-game" update was going to ACTUALLY BE LIVE and not taped. She started to fumble and stumble while doing the update, which was an every day occurrence from what I have been told, so she said "Stop" in the middle of her LIVE report. She started again after the producers screamed "We're live you idiot!" Needless to say, her career at TBS ended shortly, thereafter.
The classic Erin Andrews moment came during the Georgia/Boise State game two years ago when Jared Zabransky threw four first half interceptions and got benched as the Broncos were being trounced in Athens. She asked then head coach Dan Hawkins, "Why did you bench Jared Zabransky", in which he responded (quite annoyed I might add): "Did you see the first half?"
Everything I needed to know about "Seinfeld" I learned from reading The 10 Spot.
Yes, but who was the person who ACTUALLY spit on Newman and Kramer?
I believe Roger McDowell was the actual spitter from the grassy knoll. Jerry called it the "magic lugy".
No, McDowell launched the infamous saliva from the "gravelly road." Hernandez's explanation of the "magic loogie" led to speculation that there may have been a second spitter.
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