For as long as anyone can remember, athletes have wanted to be actors or musicians and vice-versa. Today we celebrate all those baseball players who took their shot in the TV/Movie business. Here are my Top 5 appearances in TV shows or movies by baseball players:
Players Featured: Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey, Jr., Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, José Canseco, Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry and Mike Scioscia
If you were to ask a "Simpsons" fan the question: what is the best episode ever? The majority of them would answer "Homer at the Bat." The 1992 episode of the classic cartoon features nine MLB players, each of whom have funny scenes throughout the episode. From Bart heckling Darryl Strawberry from the stands to Mr. Burns yelling at Don Mattingly to shave his sideburns, this is definitely the best example of MLB cameos.
Things got a little crazy yesterday on Twitter, at least when it came to MLB and some of its teams. Someone over at the MLB headquarters must have been jamming along to Taylor Swift's "Love Story" because all it took was tweeting one lyric to the song before a sing-along began between the MLB Twitter account and the official accounts for teams like the Rangers, the Reds, the Brewers, and the Dodgers. Who knew they were all such big Taylor Swift fans?
Here's how it all got started...
It was announced this past week that another disciple of Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" will be getting his own show; this time it will be "Senior Black Correspondent" Larry Wilmore. Wilmore will be taking the time slot immediately following "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, which will be open when Stephen Colbert leaves his program at the end of 2014 (more on him later).
Seeing another "Daily Show" correspondent get his shot got us thinking: who are the best correspondents to make it big after their run on "The Daily Show"? Well, here is our list:
1 (tie). Steve Carell
Credits Include: The Office, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, The 40 Year-Old Virgin
It was impossible to decide between Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert for the top spot in our list, so it was deemed a tie — it was completely even Stephen. Lame joke, but it perfectly segues into the video to the left that features arguably the best recurring segment in "Daily Show" history. Carell and Colbert are two of the biggest stars in world now, which make watching these videos even more awesome.
Have you seen this video of Samuel L. Jackson performing a slam poem about "Boy Meets World"? Because you should have. It's pretty amazing... and is possible Sameul L. Jackson's best work yet. Sorry, "Pulp Fiction."
You've heard of creative weddings, where the entire procession breaks out into song and dance. (You may have even seen this on "The Office"!) But this wedding speech takes the cake. In it, a bride's best friend is giving a sweet toast, where he mentions their shared love of Britney Spears. Then the wedding party breaks out into choreography to Britney Spears' song, "Work B**ch!" — and it's incredible. Watch for yourself above!