Woody Allen Deserves At-Bat More Than Crystal

Billy Crystal’s recent romp through Paul Maholm’s repertoire made for lovely press on a slow news day and the old boy got to live the dream a mere four decades too late. (By the way, what the hell, Paul? Throwing cutters at a 60-year-old man? Way to get into the moment.) However, what are Crystal’s baseball bona fides? High school ball? Long time ago, Billy.

At least Woody Allen made an effort to stay involved in the game after his stickball days were over. In this video, you can see Allen and super genius Jonathan Winters in an early attempt at educational television called “Hot Dog”. They both “explain” where baseball gloves came from in the ’70s. (See where they sew in the small pouch for the greenies?)

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Blog-O-Rama: Vols Coach Bruce Pearl Wants YOU!

• Spencer Hall of THE SPORTING BLOG snaps a shot of Vols coach Bruce Pearl practicing for his post-coaching job as army recruitment poster model:

Bruce Pearl I Want You Army Poster

• In honor of Bob Knight’s arrival at ESPN, INTENTIONAL FOUL whips out a clip of Comcast Sportsnet’s Michael Jenkins doing his best impression of Bobby behind the desk.

• 100% INJURY RATE wipes down another case of Steve Nash nabbing Craig Sager’s trusty hankie.

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Blog-O-Rama: Digger’s Not Dashing As Andy Capp

• THE SPORTING BLOG tells Digger Phelps to lose the Andy Capp cap.

Digger Phelps in Andy Capp cap

Darren Rovell of CNBC needs your vote to decide minor league baseball’s best logo.

• RIZZO SPORTS WEEKLY climbs up with news that a couple of cute skiers are set to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity.

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