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John Kruk Is With Leather

Mar 11, 2007 – 10:39 PM
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Pat Lackey

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When the famous phrase "You're with me, leather" entered the lexicon, I didn't think anyone had John Kruk in mind. I was wrong; ESPN most certainly did. If you haven't seen the WWL's new fantasy baseball commercial and you don't want to see Krukie doing his best Meatloaf impression, for the love of all that is holy do not click play on the video below. If you're into that kind of thing, then by all means, go ahead. If you're not blind after the video is over, there's more after the jump.

I immediately thought the following things in this exact order after my first viewing. Understandably, this raised more than a few questions inside of my fragile little mind:
  1. John Kruk looks like Meatloaf singing the National Anthem at the 1994 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh.
  2. Holy crap, I remember Meatloaf singing the National Anthem at the 1994 All-Star Game.
  3. Peter Gammons. WHY?!?!
  4. Bronson Arroyo playing guitar. Not surprised at all.
  5. Is that Buster Olney? Between this and being forced to ask questions at the infamous "Steve Phillips Press Conferences" how can he possibly still be working at ESPN?
  6. Is that a key-tar?
  7. Gary Sheffield on the drums? With this group? Does. Not. Compute.
  8. What the hell would make you brag about drafting Carlos Lee? Also, El Caballo looks a bit out of shape. $100 million for that guy? Really?
  9. Did anyone actually think this was a good idea? Is that person already fired?
And I haven't even touched on Geddy Lee. I thought that was it, but as it turns out, "Iron Diamond" (their name, not mine) has it's own MySpace page. I will never unsee this.
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