LaFawnduh is the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to Rich Hill
By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 16, 2007 5:52PM
Between Jeanne Zelasko, Kevin Kennedy, Tim McCarver, the miked bases and all the other bells and whistles, we try to forget Fox broadcasts Major League Basebell. But when we're tipped to a clip like this, we need to share it.
Via Best Week Ever, here is Cubs pitcher Rich Hill announcing the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros. Not content to just run through the lineup, Hill gets his natural clown on and announces the lineup as "Kip" from Napoleon Dynamite. It would have been more topical three years ago, when the movie was fresh, but to hear Hill, as Kip, call Cliff Floyd a "strong man" and say that Mark DeRosa is training to be a cagefighter makes it all worth it. The icing on this video cake is the lack of recognition by the announcers afterward.
Say what you wish about Len and Bob, but Kasper would have been all over that if this were on WGN.