Tomorrow, Wednesday the 28th, you could become a supa stahhhh. Who needs American Idol when you can have Shea Anthem Idol? (According to Ron Darling and Gary Cohen, SNY‘s Gary Apple will be the "Paula Abdul"-esque judge.) Auditions to sing the American Anthem at Shea are taking place at SNY‘s Rockefeller Plaza studios.
Lest our dear Ron Darling feel left out of my commentary-appreciation-blogging, I give you these bon mots from last night’s (yay) win against the Dodgers. Spurred on by talking about the Anthem auditions, we got the following:
Gary: Every once in a while, yes, I will sing a few bars in the shower. Sometimes even on the air. But nobody requests it.
Ron: I’m a car singer. If I’m driving by myself in the car, I am letting. It. Go.
Gary: So you’re singing along.
Ron: Along with the song. And I’m sounding fantastic.
Gary: Of course. ‘Cause you can’t hear yourself.
And the rocket’s red glare….
For the upcoming season, Rob’s selling a package of 1/3 of his season tickets. The package includes the following games:
|April 13 WAS|
|April 21 ATL|
|April 25 COL|
|May 11 MIL|
|May 14 CHI|
|May 17 CHI|
|May 18 NYY|
|May 31 SF|
|June 2 ARZ|
|June 5 PHI|
|June 19 MIN|
|June 22 OAK|
|June 27 STL|
|July 13 CIN|
|July 26 PIT|
|July 29 WAS|
|Aug 7 ATL|
|Aug 23 SD|
|Aug 26 LA|
|Sep 7 HOU|
|Sep 11 ATL|
|Sep 14 PHI|
|Sep 26 WAS|
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My friends, if this game is any indication, we can expect some prime Keith Hernandez/Gary Cohen doozies in our futures. Of course, I hope the team tightens its play and works out the kinks. But at least Keith and Gary will make sure the smiles stay on viewers faces. Witness:
Keith: I have got the most delicious Tootsie Pop. I haven’t had one in so long.
Gary: What flavor you got?
Keith: What’s this, cherry? Ahhh.
Gary: Do you—do you bite them?
Keith: When you get near the chocolate in the end, then you have to. I have no patience.
Gary: Well, we already know that. But do you bite them?
Keith: Uh, yes. Viciously. And I’m very professional. I don’t chew during a broadcast. [Points to Tootsie Pop.] I’ll get after this during commercial.
Gary: You’ll be licking it until we get to between innings, and then you’ll be crunching down on it, is that it? (Three-and-oh now to Beltran.)
Keith: You loved these when you were a kid, didn’t you?
Gary: I love them now.
Gary: But I would find it very difficult to coordinate speaking and dealing with the Tootsie Pop.
Keith: I don’t have a problem with that.
Gary: I think you have a great talent in this area. I’m envious.
What’s more? Tonight we learned that Keith’s added purple to his scorecard palette. Hot.
I’ll be back soon. But until then, I’ll leave you with Keith. Contemplating the Tootsie. xoxo.