Monday, July 07, 2008

Deja Vu

As anyone who has ever attended a baseball game can tell you, a lot goes on that you don't see on your home broadcast. Special attendees are recognized, the National Anthem is sung (or played), and then there's the ceremonial first pitch.

I often wonder how they choose who throws out that first pitch. I mean, some are obvious - who else but Jerry Remy would throw out the pitch on Jerry Remy Day? But others, well, I'm not so sure about. While I was in Tampa recently, the first pitch was thrown out by Paul Reiser - who once starred on the sitcom Mad About You. Kind of a B-list celebrity at this point (IMDB has nothing more recent than 2005 for him). An unremarkable choice.

Yet, from my perspective, an eerie choice. Why? Well, when I was at a game last year at Safeco Field in Seattle, who threw out the first pitch?

Yes, you guessed it, Paul Reiser. The odds must be astronomical to see the same passed-his-prime sitcom star throw out a pitch a two different parks, a continent apart, and in consecutive years! Bizarre

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Blogger Crystal said...

Maybe Reiser is stalking you...


That is pretty wild, Beth!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Ted D said...

I think Crystal may be on to something, Beth.

This could mean some serious money if you pursue this.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

::calls lawyer::

10:54 AM  

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