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May
04
2011
The subject of in-game TV interviews is always so interesting
Posted by meech.one at 2:13 pm ET 48 Comments

This is more of a general observation than anything else, but don’t you just love it when you’re watching a game on TV and then the broadcast guys out-of-nowhere start interviewing some random who you’ve never heard of? It adds a whole new dimension to the broadcast especially considering if they’re willing to interrupt the normal play-by-play for it, the person talking must be really important and have some borderline genius things to say to the viewing audience.

If we’re being completely honest with each other, it’s my absolute favorite part of televised baseball games.

On a kind of related note, I took my kid to the IronPigs game on Monday night so daddy could stalk Domonic Brown when I was approached by the IronPigs TV guys to see if I would like to be the subject of their 8th inning in-game interview to chat about this here website. You mean live out my dream, IronPigs TV guys? Why yes, I accept.

Oh, and did I mention that IronPigs games are broadcast throughout THE ENTIRE Lehigh Valley on Service Electric cable? Because they are. I don’t have the numbers in front of me but I’m pretty sure LVH games have the same ratings as Phillies games. (don’t bother checking, I’m like 98% positive) I don’t usually like bragging, but I think this makes me a legit celebrity now, you guys.

After the jump, my NATIONAL TELEVISION WORLD DEBUT.

To clear up a few things that will most likely be asked in the comments:

  • NO I was not wearing a full Phillies uniform including baseball pants, stirrups, and cleats. I had on shorts and a pair of Sauconys, thank you very much.
  • NO I was not aware that I had the right flap on my jersey top tucked in.
  • YES I probably would have shaved if I knew I was going on live TV.
  • YES I could see the resemblance between me and a 1920′s pitcher who just threw a 9-inning game, you’re very astute.
  • NO, ladies, I am not “available”. I’m a happily married man.

(Thanks to Ryan Kelly and Doug Heater from the IronPigs TV Network for sending the clip)

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48 Responses to “The subject of in-game TV interviews is always so interesting”

  1. VotePolanco says:

    You don’t let just anyone write for you? How do you explain Chris then?

  2. Ryan says:

    “TheFightins.com Like… you’re fightin’. You know, like F-I-G-H-T…”

    Jesus, why not just spell it?

  3. Adam Eaton says:

    “I took my kid to the IronPigs game on Monday night so daddy could stalk Domonic Brown…” LOLz

  4. Nikita says:

    I’m intimidated by the megawatt glare of your breakthrough celebrity. I don’t know if I have the nerve to post here anymore.

  5. jdash says:

    Meech made that look easy.

  6. Lynniemac says:

    I watched this last night. Great job, but I’m REALLY disappointed you didn’t mention that you currently had a picture of Sal Fasano with his hands down his pants on your site (yes, I know it’s possible you didn’t actually know – hush).

  7. Danger Guerrero says:

    “… it’s not like we let ANYBODY write for us. You have to have some sort of pedigree.”

    Aw, Meech! That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me.

  8. Joe D says:

    Pretty pissed you didn’t interject when he was talking about the site and the spelling of it and go “WE TALKIN BOUT THE FIGHTINS! THE FIGHTINS! SAID…..SAID!”

  9. Cole Handsome says:

    I’ve always read this website in that accent. bee-yood-a-full

  10. ZWR says:

    pedigree my dick!

  11. Mookey says:

    thats great!

  12. JesusHalladayChristOnAPopcicleStick says:

    fortunately, you had already ironed the brim of your hat

  13. RRULES says:

    PHOTOSHOPPED

  14. b says:

    can’t decide what was more awkward — the interview or juan perez’s delivery

  15. Mr. Bryan says:

    -1000 internet points for not doing this while wearing an Iron Pigs Pig Nose.

  16. Jay says:

    How many pre-interview beers had you consumed at that point?

  17. Greenman! says:

    he sounds like he’s from Philly or something.

  18. meech.one says:

    “How many pre-interview beers had you consumed at that point?”

    Yo man, I drove my kid down there! (six)

    My only regret is not saying BOCOCK at some point during the interview.

  19. soundofphilly says:

    Was Housenick there?

  20. will.H says:

    how many bees stung that guys face before he interviewed you

  21. Senor Octubre says:

    I like the straight out of little league overthrown from the catcher to the pitcher 2/3 of the way through. Good to see that even near MLB professionals have the same issues as 9 yr olds.

  22. Franny Murt says:

    “… it’s not like we let ANYBODY write for us. You have to have some sort of pedigree.” Does that mean we won’t see Lance as a contributor anytime soon?

  23. njpaNick says:

    “You have to have some sort of pedigree.”

    By that, he means an actual bag of dog food. Someone’s gotta feed Meech.Dog.

  24. bikewobble says:

    That cap looks like a victim of hat surgery.

  25. CannedHeat says:

    “This is more of a general observation than anything else, but don’t you just love it when you’re watching a game on TV and then the broadcast guys out-of-nowhere start interviewing some random who you’ve never heard of?”

    Can this be added to the T-Mac huffing game?

  26. Griswold says:

    My pedigree is my drunk tweets and facebook updates during games. The intoxicated perspective is the best of all. I’m still waiting for your call from the front office Meech

  27. If you don’ make funna my Phidufya accent, I won’t make funna yores.

  28. Were you in front of a fucking green screen or something?

  29. PS Herndon was just optioned to this here LHV because Romero is back.

    Thank fucking god.

  30. MarkM625 says:

    Dude, even I shave just in case and you are a superstar. Be prepared man. ;)

  31. Mikey Miss says Herndon went looking for a place in Philly a few weeks back and the front office told him that he probably shouldn’t.

  32. 5LokoNYC says:

    OUTSTANDING

  33. Thongsnapper says:

    I thought they were interviweing Tyler Walker.

  34. Guy Who Wears Full Uniform to Games says:

    That’s my shtick, pinhead!

  35. Nino Espinosa says:

    Great job Meech…Wheels better watch his back.

  36. mleif says:

    Gotta appreciate a dude on LHV public access saying, “for those who haven’t seen the site”. This was the big break The Fightins needed.

  37. maria says:

    I’m pretty sure all the greats started on electric cable service.

  38. Shamels Raul (formerly Wertiz) says:

    The shizz right ther. Im starting the Meech chant… feel free to boo if you would like…

  39. MarkM625 says:

    Meredith Marakovits started on Service Electric.

  40. Meech, are you competing with Cole Hamels to see how many “Ya’knows” you can say in an interview?

  41. Danny Ozark says:

    Christ Meech you have a face for radio…

  42. Joe Pa says:

    LONG LIVE MEECH!

  43. DGals says:

    Nice green screen work. This looks like you got it made on the boardwalk for $29.95.

  44. Ryan Kelly says:

    green screen? are you retarded? that’s a serious question, because if you are, that’d explain why you would even think this was a chroma key’d shot.

  45. al says:

    ya know!!!

  46. DPWord says:

    Meech is the “Propietor” of the Fightins. I want some P-I-E, Pie!

  47. RustyTrombone says:

    Danny Watkins did a nice job not saying aboot during that interview.

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