Obscure Athletes

Where the 15 Minutes of Fame Never End

ESPN, you disappoint!

Tonight the Home Run Derby, one of the more entertaining, and often funnier events of the baseball season, comes to us live from Angel Stadium in Anaheim. I love the Home Run Derby, but just as fun, if not funner, to me, is customarily the day of the Derby in the afternoon, when almost every year I can remember, ESPN plays reruns of derbies of any and all years past. Just seeing some of the ridiculous contestants that once enjoyed the national spotlight at the Service Merchandise, Century 21, and State Farm Home Run Derbies, is enough to warm my obscure athlete loving heart.

Is this guy even serious?

But today was different. Much to my chagrin, Home Run Derbies of years gone by were foregone today in favor of shows like NASCAR Now, the Scott Van Pelt Show, and Sports Nation. They’d rather put that clown Colin Cowherd on TV than hilariously obscure relics of the Steroid Era like Brady Anderson, Wally Joyner and Raul Mondesi hit bombs. That, to me, is simply inexcusable on the part of ESPN.

Oh and fuck them for talking about Brett Favre on SportsCenter.

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