It’s natural for guys to sometimes feel embarrassed about their father’s behavior. But in Jim DeShaies’ case, he really should be proud of dear ol’ Dad - not many old dudes can sneak in a kiss with a sideline reporter.
AWFUL ANNOUNCING pitches up the story from Tuesday afternoon’s spring training game between the Houston Astros & New York Mets. DeShaies was doing color commentary for the Astros when an FSN reporter chatted it up with Jim’s dad, Herb. But when the interview was done, Herbie wasn’t going to be satisfied with just a cordial goodbye.
Video of Herb getting hot ‘n’ heavy after the jump.
You go, Herb! See, Joe Namath? That’s how you get it done!
Even better than the sudden smooch was Jim’s red-faced reaction afterwards, as he jokingly explained, “He’s just a masher … he says he doesn’t want to embarrass me, and then he does that.” Jimmy also takes a shot at Pop’s fashion sense, adding, “As if that hat isn’t enough to embarrass anybody.”
When an elderly guy can get away with that kind of mackin’, he can wear any headgear he pleases. I recommend Herb hunt down a cap that says “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy”. He still has time before Opening Day.
On a side note, Erin Andrews better double-check her ESPN baseball schedule to make sure she’s not being sent to Minute Maid Park this season. Because Herb may be more to handle than a Bruce Pearl hug.