Posted on: February 11, 2012 7:11 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2012 7:13 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans
Derek Holland tried his hand at taking Will Ferrell's job during the World Series, and on Friday he took his shot at Willard Scott's gig.
Holland, the Rangers' left-hander, tried his hand at doing the weather on Dallas' WFAA. And, well, he did it in his own, usual goofy way.
Holland said he had long wanted to be a weatherman and studied journalism at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala. They obviously didn't cover the green screen in his courses.
Unfortunately he can't give up his Ferrell doing Harry Caray schtick -- but I do give him credit for thinking ahead and wearing a green shirt so he could go headless. I'll also give credit to WFAA's Pete Delkus (a former Twins farmhand) for calling him out on his Ed Bassmaster impression, which got annoying, and the fact that his Caray impression was more of Ferrell than the late Cubs and Cardinals announcer. The good news, for Holland and Dallas-area TV viewers, is that pitchers and catchers report next week.
Hat-tip: Big League Stew
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Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:25 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 11:00 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans
So much for reverence… in the World Series we now get bad impressions of Will Ferrell as Harry Caray from Rangers pitcher Derek Holland. But hey, anything that keeps Tim McCarver from talking can't be all bad.
Still, it was pretty not good -- even though he appears to be getting a lot of mileage out of it. Holland was the in-game guest of McCarver and Joe Buck, as the two regurgitated a tidbit they'd read in a tweet or blog post in the last 12 hours in some sort of Chirs Farley Show interview stylings.
Here's Holland channelling Ferrell:
Holland was 11 when Caray died, but does have a dog named "Wrigley" so perhaps he has actually heard Caray call a game. He also closed out his inning of national television doing a bad impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Even if his Caray and Schwarzenegger skills are a little subpar, his Ron Washington is pretty entertaining. Check it out:
The one thing Holland has done has solidified his future as a go-to guy for broadcasts -- and the next postseason without the Rangers, expect to see him employed, even with the creeper mustache. But hey, the mustache is still better than A.J. Pierzynski's highlights. That said, Rich Little's job is safe.
Posted on: June 12, 2011 7:21 pm
Posted on: November 12, 2010 4:04 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 4:07 pm
The Cubs have added injury to insult of the state of Harry Caray outside Wrigley Field.
Less than three months after the Cubs moved the statue of Caray from the corner of Addison and Sheffield out of the way to the bleacher entrance on Sheffield and Waveland, the Cubs damaged the statue when trying to makeover the ballpark for the Northwestern-Illinois football game.
According to the Chicago Tribune , the crack in the base of the statue occurred last month when one of the field vehicles used in the ballpark makeover "accidentally clipped the corner while going over the sidewalk."
A Cubs spokesman told the newspaper replacement granite has been ordered and the Cubs plan on fixing the y-shaped crack that goes through the inscription, "Dedicated by the Chicago Cubs, April 12, 1999," running through the "H" in "the" and the "L" in April. The picture to the right is at the old location and before the crack.
The Cubs moved the statue this summer to make way for a new statue dedicated to Billy Williams, which was given the prime real estate, while Caray was moved to the cheap seats.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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