Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Padres in Television and Movies

I was trying to think of which Padres have had the biggest career in Hollywood. No folks I'm not talking about the guys who played for the Hollywood Stars of yesteryear.

During my daily meditation on the Padres, I was thinking about Wally Joyner's appearence in "Little Big League". Was this the greatest Padres moment on the big screen?

Here are links to other Noteable Padres resume's on IMDB.

I thought Ted Leitner woulda been on "Simon and Simon" way back in the day, but I guess not.

I can't think of anybody else to check.

* Billy Crystal sucks.

Canseco sells World Series ring to "California Collector"

So I'm reading about Jose Canseco selling his ring in this ESPN article. This is what caught my attention:

The New York Post reported Tuesday that a California collector purchased the ring, but attempts by ESPN.com to confirm the sale late Monday were unsuccessful.

I'm thinking this "California Collector" could be John Moores. Maybe he thought it would be easier and cheaper then earning it with the Padres.

Also Padres fans may be interested in what Former Padres Pitching Coach Dave Stewart has to say about Canseco:

"He's sold his trophies, his World Series rings, sold everything that had true meaning to the average baseball player," Oakland A's teammate Dave Stewart told the Tri-Valley Herald. "He did that because he never really liked the game."

Coleman Press Conference

I'm gonna try my hand at liveblogging this Jerry Coleman press conference. It's starting up at 2:05, so I have time for a quick bathroom break. KEEP IT HERE, READER! Don't forget to hit refresh every so often and again!

2:00PM - Bathroom break....
2:03PM - Back from my break and the Mighty 1090 is about to cut to commercial. I can tell by the Dre playing in the background.
2:05PM - Midas commercial. Man, I hope they haven't started without us...
2:06PM - Their news update just said 2:02. My clock must be fast. Never fear, dear reader! We're early! Oh it's starting...
2:07PM - Jerry... consistency. Trudat. I'd like to see Jerry Coleman lose all his humility and act really un-humble after this. Like, "You can hang a star on.. I ain't even gonna say the mutha effin' rest!"
2:09PM - Jerry commenting that he's glad his wife and daughter are here to enjoy it. Isn't his wife like 20 years younger than him? Was he afraid they'd go first? Oh man, Jerry's rambling... Quick! Get to the questions!
2:10PM - Let's get some real questions people. Here's my question, in my most annoyingly grating, whiny voice: "So, whaddya do today?"
2:13PM - What is this story he's telling? This is our hall of famer? Oh listen to them cut in on Jerry. The Too Much Show guys know he's starting to ramble. This is gonna be a long season.
2:15PM - He's gonna tell the secret origins of Hang a Star... This should be good.
2:16PM - Jerry never got a gold star in school and that's why he thinks that giving somebody a star is so great. Hmmm...
2:18PM - Ah, the TMS guys are done with Jerry. I can hear the 50 Cent starting up in the background. And yet now they're rambling... Let's go, dudes, cut to commercial or go back. OK there's commercial.

Well, that went well I think. That's something the other 2 1/2 Padres blogs don't do, right? A little liveblogging for your back to work Tuesday afternoon. Keep it here, for all your Padres news! JBOX IS BACK FROM SKIING!


Jerry's won the Frick Award!!! Nicely done!!!

Dick Freeman just called into Mighty 1090 to let everybody know. How cool is it to have a hall of fame broadcaster in the booth? It's all coming up roses for the Padres this year!

To commemorate, here's a bunch of Coleman's more infamous calls. You gotta figure, even Jordan missed the game winners sometimes.

"The first pitch to Tucker Ashford is grounded into left field. No, wait a minute. It's ball one. Low and outside." - Jerry Coleman, 2005 Ford C. Frick Award Recipient, Hall of Fame Broadcaster

Coleman and Boomer

Jerry Coleman's up for the Hall of Fame's Frick award today. It'll be presented at 11 o'clock Pacific. I'm calling it now: If Jerry wins the award, Padres win the world series. If Jerry doesn't, we win the division. A lot of pressure on Coleman to perform well, but I think he can handle it.

To the other end of the baseball spectrum, I'm down to 70 pages left in the Boomer biography, and to be honest, I think it'll be a bear to get through. I really enjoyed his retelling of the perfect game, and I even got through the '98 series pretty good, but honestly, now that he's been traded to the Blue Jays (in the book), I don't think anything really interesting happens to him at all. I even remember those years thinking that he just disappeared for a while before reappearing with the Yankees. Do I really want to know what happened while he was gone?

I just flipped ahead a few pages and there's a picture of him butt naked with his hands in the air looking at a bunch of sheep... I guess I'm gonna have to finish the book.