Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Orel Hershiser confirms what you've known since the instant you first learned of his existence

Just a second ago Baseball Tonight was doing some stupid fucking segment where Hershiser and Doug Glanville made their choices for the five best offenses in baseball.  The fact that they were doing this was not what made it fucking stupid--the manner in which they did it was.  Apparently ESPN did some focus group research and came to the conclusion that having analysts use a giant touchscreen is OMG A BIG HIT WITH TEH VIEWERZ.  I have no idea why that would be the case.  But some producer decided that rather than having Orel and Doug tell an intern what their choices for that top 5 were in advance so a graphic could be prepared with each man's list, it would be a lot more fun to let them use a touchscreen to drag/drop icons with the teams' logos into open spots on a top 5 ladder.  IT WAS RIVETING.  Mostly because Hershiser struggled mightily with the drag/drop process, putting his teams into Doug's spots by mistake, then having to clear the board a couple of times before finally getting it right.  He was self-deprecating about it.  At one point he jokingly asked Karl Ravech if it was a 45 or 60 minute edition of the show.

Anyways, the reason I'm making this into a post is because once the segment was over and they were going to commercial, Glanville and Ravech really started giving it to him.  His response: "You think growing up with a name like 'Orel' I was never embarrassed?"  Oof.  Poor middle school-aged Orel.

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