Comedian Norm MacDonald's new show "Sports Show With Norm MacDonald" premieres April 12th on Comedy Central. Sports comedy shows have generally been unimpressive ("Onion SportsDome" was blah) but given Norm's unique sense of humor I'm holding out hope for SSWNM.
Norm is now on Twitter, recently had a Comedy Central stand-up special and has been making the rounds on talk shows. To celebrate his raised profile, I submit a baseball-related homage to one of his old "Saturday Night Live" routines -- Norm impersonating a cranky Larry King on "News And Views". An example can be seen here:
The title of this post is misleading. More accurately, the following is me as Norm MacDonald as Larry King on baseball. Norm MacDonald as Larry King on baseball would be far better but them's the breaks. Read these in character:
This is news and views, here's my two cents gang.
When it comes to fastballs, two seamers are terrific but so are four seamers.
I'm expecting a big comeback season from Frank Catalanotto.
If you only see one baseball film for the rest of your life, it should be Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch.
I'm starting to think Tom Tango isn't his real name.
Believe it or not gang, but John Olerud is always the life of the party.
Is it just me or is anyone else sick and tired of Al Kaline?
Random thought: the ground rule double is overrated.
Of all the GMs in Mets history, one of the greatest has to be Joe McDonald.
I have no tolerance, gang, for players who don't use steroids.
Philadelphia is a dirty, ugly city.
Do we really need more than one umpire? I mean c'mon folks.
Here's the dirty truth gang: Citi Field hot chocolate is neither hot nor chocolate.
Between Todd Zeile and Todd Hundley, nothing beats Todd Zeile.
I don't care what anyone says, Marge Schott had a heart of gold.
I'll need to see a birth certificate before I believe a name like "Darryl Strawberry" is real.
I don't ever remember seeing a switch hitter, not once, not ever.
I interviewed former Phillie Lenny Dykstra last week, and take it from me, this guy has a great smile.
Sometimes I wonder if building the Green Monster wasn't a huge mistake.
Has anyone ever come back from Tommy John Surgery? I mean seriously folks.
Does anyone remember Jason Bay?