There he was - Regis Philbin tossing out the first pitch for the Marlins on Monday. The TV talk show host came down to show support for the South Florida baseball club that he says he’s become a fan of.
And what thanks does Regis get for coming out to the ballpark and cheering on the Marlins? Almost a trip to the hospital, courtesy of Hanley Ramirez.
(”… and that’s how I parlayed a ridiculous catchphrase into a house in the Hamptons and a production shingle at Sony. Now go get ‘em, Irish!”)
Of course, ABC smothered the franchise a decade ago by discovering they had a massive hit almost accidentally and then riding Regis like a thoroughbred until the show collapsed from overexposure and shuffled off to syndication while Regis was sent back to his daypart pasture. However, programmers never learn, which is why ABC (via ESPN) and the NFL seem bent on ruining the NFL Draft by expanding it to three days and showing it in prime time.
Reege: “Steroids have gotten a bad rap. I mean, boy, oh boy, everybody’s condemning them and you’re not allowed to have them.”
There’s a lot of things I don’t want to ever think about, with Philbin taking a needle in the butt at the very top of that list. I doubt he’s done that, but a botox needle to the forehead is a completely different story. Read more…