Monday, April 20, 2009

Apparently, Aaron Hill doesn't like black people



This season was probably going too swimmingly. Perhaps a little viral controversy could shake up our blissful early season lovefest?

We've got no idea who these Action Seat chicks are, or what purpose these videos might serve, or how they managed to get press credentials. But, oh, to be a fly on the Blue Jays' clubhouse wall as they all gather around someone's laptop to watch this car wreck.

(H/T to Hale at the Mockingbird, via Big League Stew)

24 comments:

Bruce said...

That word association at the end was veering awfully close to the Job Interview skit a billion years ago on SNL.

confidoboyd said...

"Can't wait to see if there's any Toronto clubhouse fallout from that last one if it happens to go viral."

Do they not get that its a joke?

And a fantastic one.

Tao of Stieb said...

Well, we wouldn't call it a "fantastic" joke exactly.

Aaron Hill and Russ Adams getting married is a fantastic joke. This is just a chick with a mic asking dumb questions and getting silly answers.

Anonymous said...

What is Wells thinking even doing this? Incredibly bad judgment, even if he is trying to be funny.

Anonymous said...

Wow Wells, you're so clever . . .

Joanna said...

Oh my god, people, lighten up. As I said on Hum and Chuck, he saw the interview as a joke and made it a joke. It's a spring interview, and it's prob a running joke with the boys.

The real story here is how did these chicks get access to the players?

Anonymous said...

Quite the train wreck, but Vernon having fun with a dumb blonde is hardly going to cause a controversy...I assume the "24? 23? 22?" answer was how many whities are on the team...he realized Rios and Scutaro might get annoyed at being lumped in there...

The chick in the Johnny Gomes clip is one of the girls who serves food and drinks in the primo seats behind home plate (the "In the Action" seats I think, hence the name)...I assume Vernon's "interviewer" is as well...maybe a trip to Dunedin is one of the perks of the job?

Tao of Stieb said...

Yeah, we're not scandalized by it, but we assume that someone else will be. A tempest for every teapot, and that sort of thing.

If those ladies are servers from the In the Action seats, we wonder if they will face any reprimand.

Not that being unfunny is cause for termination.

Robert said...

i thought it was hilarious

Fangarello said...

Definately not scandalous, but certainly not hilarious either. She is clearly a knob & I feel bad for poor Vernon who is likely too nice of a guy to tell her to fuck off.

...Er, hows about that Ricky Romero?

Fangarello said...

...definitely not a spelling champ either :<

eyebleaf said...

Vernon can do no right in the eyes of most Jays fans.

Fangarello said...

PS: I was referring to MY spelling of definItely, there. I love Vernon. Keep up those numbers big feller...

Let's go baseball!

Brad Fullmer Fan said...

Tao, you really do suck the fun out of everything.

This is hilarious. It reminds me of the sarcastic humour of Jason Kapono interviews.

looshV said...

I friggin' loved it!

Anonymous said...

Put this lame story to rest, Tao. Get on with the baseball analysis of the team that sits atop of the AL East!

Anonymous said...

Is this a baseball site or Tao-ez Hilton?

Anonymous said...

I think this brand of humor is called "tongue-in'cheek". Harmless. I thought it was fun.

Tao of Stieb said...

@Fullmer

There's a pretty important distinction between sarcasm and wit.

Brad Fullmer Fan said...

@Tao

#1. Relax. Stop taking yourself and this blog so seriously.

#2. This is pretty funny stuff. There's no reason to analyze it further or refer to it as some kind of controversy. It may not be the kind of humour that the brilliant Tao enjoys, but I laughed.

Darren Priest said...

It's pretty clear he's joking, but is it really that funny? I guess if you're grading on the pro athlete curve (or the Cabby on the Street curve) it's hilarious.

Do I think it should be a starting point for a discussion about race in baseball? Hell, no.

I do think there is potential for a cross-over promotion where you can win a Rona room make-over with Vernon Wells as your decorator.

SP said...

I agree, CALM THE FUCK DOWN EVERYONE (oh, sorry). Vernon was funny, the girls are hot. End of story.

Anonymous said...

These girls are beer servers behind home plate and should stick to that alone. They are dumb like log and are a embarssement.

Who gave them press passes should be FIRED

Anonymous said...

These girls were DISGISTING, I agree whoever allowed them press passes should get canned. Totaly unprepared and no profesionalism what so ever. In fact fire them as well