Tag:David Letterman
Posted on: October 31, 2011 10:06 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2011 9:15 pm

Retired Tony La Russa chats with David Letterman

By Evan Brunell

Retired Cardinals manager Tony La Russa joined David Letterman on the Late Show Monday evening to discuss winning the World Series and retirement. Check out the video below.

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Posted on: June 21, 2011 10:53 am
Edited on: June 21, 2011 4:55 pm

Diaz explains popcorn incident

By C. Trent Rosecrans

You remember the Super Bowl?

It was back when we had a thing called the NFL and they played football and paid players (in cash, not tattoos). Anyway, for those of us who follow baseball, we remember the Super Bowl more for the awkward moment when Cameron Diaz fed Alex Rodriguez popcorn than whatever team it was that won (the Oilers, right?).

I think it says a lot about us as a society that people actually made fun of A-Rod for being fed popcorn by Diaz when most of us would give an appendage to have her feed us popcorn. Hell, I'd be really, really happy to have Diaz feed me popcorn and I hate popcorn. But it was A-Rod. If it were Derek Jeter, we'd be talking about how smoothly he did it and how well he led Minka Kelly to get just the right amount of butter and salt, but since it's A-Rod, he's mocked.

Anyway, last night Diaz was on the Late Show with David Letterman (right here on CBS, if you missed it. You know, you should never turn your TV from that channel. Tonight on The Good Wife, the firm sues a website that failed to protect the anonymity of a Chinese dissident. I think the website may have been Eye on Basketball; those guys thought the Grizzlies were going to draft him) and explained the popcorn incident. So, what was the deal with the popcorn?

"We were watching the game and I was eating and I was getting down to the last couple of pieces of popcorn and all of a sudden I see a hand coming in… and I'm like… [at this point she pantomimes pulling away a tub of popcorn]. Anybody who knows me does not put their hand in my food, especially when it's close to my mouth. And I said, 'What are you? It's mine.' And then I went, 'You know what? I love you too much, I'm going to give it to you, you deserve it." And it was the only piece of popcorn that I even put near his face and they happened to have the camera on right when I did it."

Diaz went on to say the couple had a lot of fun with the incident.

Here's the whole clip where Diaz talks about her "boyfriend."

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Posted on: April 3, 2011 1:46 pm

2011 Mets already the butt of jokes

By C. Trent Rosecrans

We're only two games into the 2011 season and the Mets appear to be an easy punching bag for comedians both professional and amateur. 

After Friday's loss in the opener in Florida, a SNY technician inserted an audio clip from the show Family Guy over a shot of the team walking off the field, angering SNY executives.

"It was a very poor decision by an employee," a network spokesman told the New York Post. "The matter is being dealt with internally."

Here's the clip from Family Guy where Stewie Griffin notes Halloween is "a bigger letdown than being a Mets fan."

On Thursday, comedian Chris Rock was a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman and he voiced his compaints about being a Mets fan, taking shots at the ownership situation.

Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz dismissed the SNY incident.

"You can't react to criticism," Horwitz told the Post. "We're New York; you have a thick skin."

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Posted on: March 4, 2011 1:40 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 3:06 pm

Letterman's Top 10: spring training

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Not to shill or anything, but my CBS colleague David Letterman had some thoughts on spring training last night, so thought I'd share his "Top Ten Things You Don't Want to Hear in Spring Training"
The best were No. 2 ("Welcome to the Mets!") and No. 9 ("Instead of Tommy John surgery, I had Elton John Surgery").

Hopefully he'll now say nice things about me tonight.

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Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:46 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 3:01 pm

Watch Hammerin' Hank Aaron on Letterman

Hank Aaron, the man who clubbed a then-record 755 major league home runs, visited CBS' Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday night and sat down for a chat with the show's host.

At age 77, the legend is just as well-spoken as ever, dishing on the length of the game, among other things. Aaron said he wasn't a fan of multiple pitching changes in the late innings because it makes the game way too long. He didn't explicitly say it, but here's guessing he's not a fan of watching Tony La Russa manage.

Another interesting nugget was Aaron's playing weight was between 170 and 180 pounds for "about ten years." This isn't really a secret, nor is it a secret that today's sluggers are much more bulky and strong. But Aaron lightening things with his sense of humor, saying his low weight was likely due to malnutrition -- a dig at how little money baseball players made back then as compared to today.

He also discussed his friendship with Willie Mays, the two guys running on the field for Hank's 715th home run and more.

Watch the full version of the interview below.

-- Matt Snyder

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