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Orel Hershiser’s improbable turn to a possessed madman


ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball was already off the charts tonight with their new ‘bathroom stall’ camera feature, but the stunning presence of a completely insane Orel Hershiser, proud new owner of the greatest Joker portrayal to date, simply stole the show. 

Did John Miller forget to wear pants?  Did Steve Phillips suddenly go back to his part-in-the-middle look when the camera panned away?  Did Elaine give him the Uncle Leo treatment and paint angry eyebrows on his face?  Whatever it is, this normally mild-mannered individual wants to kick the living shit out of everyone.


At this point Hershiser has the entire nation mentally crippled in a highly uncomfortable and paranoid state, yet John Miller thinks the guy is an absolute ray of light, like he’s making god damn balloon animals and handing out cotton fuckin’ candy. 

What happened to this dude?  If an alien tears out of his stomach and hops on Miller’s head to act as an unflattering toupee, we won’t exactly be surprised.


  1. JoeSportsFan

    July 28, 2008 at 9:24 am

    The look on Miller’s face in photo 2 is absolutely priceless.

  2. Von Kaiser

    July 28, 2008 at 9:36 am

    He looks like he should be standing next to Tigger, holding an assortment of happy balloons.

  3. mak

    July 28, 2008 at 10:10 am

    What’s the matter with Orel’s nose? It looks like someone broke it.

  4. mak

    July 28, 2008 at 10:11 am

    What’s the matter with Hershiser’s nose? It looks like someone broke it.

  5. Rockin' Rich

    July 28, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Miller certainly looks like he enjoys Orel!

  6. Stonehands

    July 28, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I am infatuated with Miller there. Give him a clown nose and some balloons. Freak.

  7. ShaneFalco

    July 28, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hersh has one insane rapeface.

  8. Dave Lozo

    July 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I’m glad you caught this. I was thinking the same thing while watching this last night. At least Joe Morgan wasn’t there. Nice job.

  9. Kaits

    July 28, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Is it just me or does Orel look like he’s had some Botox? Not that it’s helped anything.
    His eyebrows didn’t move one bit during the 2 minutes he spoke last night.

  10. saucy

    July 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    what size batteries does Miller’s tie take?

  11. ForWhomJayBellTolls

    July 29, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I have the back story on this. Orel caught his wife blowing Steve Phillips in the dressing room before the game. Jon Miller was also present, standing by and idlely yelling “and…..FOUL ball!” Jon can be seen fondly reminiscing on the scene in photo 2.

    What infuriated Hershiser even more than his wife’s infidelity is the fact that Steve Phillips also promised her Scott Kazmir in the deal.

  12. jnr98

    July 30, 2008 at 11:31 am

    “I’m better than Joe Morgan, dammit”

  13. tamtam

    September 21, 2008 at 12:10 am

    uncle leo would be jealous

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