Monday, May 21, 2007

I'd Go Drinking With Rick Sutcliffe and Bill Murray

Normally, I get super pissed off when friggin' ESPN has to use their friggin' trump card and demand to show Sox games, not allowing me to enjoy the extravaganza that is the NESN broadcasting team. Joe Morgan makes me so mad, I want to bang my head into a wall while pulling out my pubes...and Jon Miller looks like a character from Shrek. Compare that to Remy's air guitar, Orsillo's awkward/hilarious interviews, and Tina Cervasio's perky apple little breasts (not to mention Hazel's sports updates)......what more could a guy ask for!?

However, while watching the Sox on ESPN tonight, I'm reminded of almost a year ago to the day when Rick Sutcliffe, after boozin' it up all day, meandered into the Padres' broadcasting booth sh*tfaced. Making us all fondly remember the days when we tied one on mid-afternoon, then afterwards tried to insert ourselves back into normal society only to quickly find out it ain't pretty. Here's a brief description of part of the incident (as reported by MSNBC):

The trio first talked about golf and actor Bill Murray, who was with Sutcliffe at the game. The conversation turned to Sutcliffe’s daughter, who, the pitcher said, has been accepted to Harvard Medical School.

That’s when Sutcliffe began to meander.

“She’s on her way to Africa tomorrow,” Sutcliffe said. “How about that? Over there on one of those missions, man. George Clooney — you been reading about all that, you been seeing that?”

To which Vasgersian responded with surprise: “George Clooney?”

“Yeah, he’s up there with the Congress, he’s trying to get everybody to go over there and solve that thing.”

Sutcliffe then said: “I’m getting yelled at from Bill Murray in the back. I need to go. I’d much rather hang with you guys.”

Mark Grant then thanked Sutcliffe for joining them.

“Mud, you’re the best, man,” Sutcliffe replied. “Anybody on Earth that doesn’t like Mark Grant, they’ve got problems.”

then asked Vasgersian, “Matty, what are you still doing here in San Diego?” Vasgersian tried to steer the conversation to baseball, but Sutcliffe persisted.

In my opinion, this proves two things that I've believed for awhile. One, deciding to drink in the afternoon could potentially be the best decision you make all day. And two, I really want to hang out with Bill Murray. If you click on the link below you'll get to the video.


Lytedogg said...

He sounded like Tommy Chong

Anonymous said...

I'd do coke with Sutcliffe.