Review: Sklars’ Topps Web Series Far From Mint

The reviews are in for Topps’ new Web series Back on Topps, starring Randy and Jason Sklar. OK, “review,” but it’s a Web series - what did you expect, Roger Ebert? Unfortunately, AD AGE isn’t being too kind, calling the Sklar Brothers “dopey” and saying the whole thing seems like a “sad imitator” of shows like Arrested Development. Is this the Waterworld of promotional Web series?

Back on Topps

The premise? The Sklars play Leyland and Leif Topps, who find out that their uncle has sold the company business to a corporate conglomerate owned by Michael Eisner. They struggle to keep the mission of Topps cards afloat as the mean penny-pinching executive plots their downfall. Also, there’s a stalker. And sports cameos by Andre Ethier, Russell Martin and Kevin Love. So basically, whatever B-list athletes happened to be hanging around in LA that day and were down for getting a free lunch.

Is it any good? Check out an episode for yourself after the jump:

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Jays Fans Make Cubs Fans Look Classy, Sober

In an ongoing attempt by many clubs to make an MLB game look affordable occasionally (and get people into the park to sell full-price concessions to), the Toronto Blue Jays offered four dates this year with CDN$2 tickets in certain upper deck sections.

Toronto Blue Jays fan seeks Ferris

(Did she find Ferris or not?)

However, in an ongoing theme for Toronto fans, Blue Jays president Paul Godfrey may ditch the pretense next season after Tuesday night’s first attempt at concession upsells went too well, especially for the beer vendor.

Brawls broke out all across the truly cheap seats, causing over 100 ejections from Rogers Centre. (Of course, the same number were tossed Opening Day.) Not to mention the lovely young lady above who entertained the Opening Day crowd and two more shirtless visitors to the field (one of each gender) Tuesday.

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