Its Raining on the Blob

I need some form of new wave light therapy…a mood enhancer…to get me outta this gray-skied, rain-induced funk I’m in…how many others get this way?

Yesterday, I’m all fired up to drive in to work and talk a little Yankees-A’s…next thing I know, I get the call from producer Billy Boles…”Bob, early decision on rainout.  You don’t need to come in.”  So that means…no baseball for me Monday, OR Tuesday (My9 game), OR Wednesday (my one game off this month), OR Thursday (off day for Yanks).  I’m gonna go out of my mind! Is there a list of stuff for me to do around the house? Sure!  But do I really want to get to it?! Of course not!  I love doing the pre and postgames, and when there’s a four-day drought (no weather pun intended), it’s brutal.

But here’s the good news!  Ladies and Gentlemen, in his first appearance of the year, Friday night and Friday night only!…In studio, one of Baltimore’s favorite sons…KEN SINGLETON!!! That’s right, in the most limited of engagements, Kenny will be in studio with me for Friday night’s series opener at Fenway vs. the Red Sox. Can’t wait. Hoping for plenty of Blobbable moments…because let’s be honest…when it’s just me in studio, there’s not as much Blob-worthy material…”Hey, I realized in the C-Block I had lint on my left shoulder and you could see it on camera…in HD!”  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Unless you want to know the eating habits of Chris, Paul, George, Terry and Quags in the studio?  Because I’d be more than happy to share that with you. Goodness knows Kim Jones and the game crew have quite a foodie following every night!  BTW, I’m thinking of bringing a digital camera to work and taking pics of the studio, guys in the studio, Kenny sitting next to me, etc. Things I see from my vantage point. I could even extend that to the control room, break room, bathrooms…no wait, I don’t need any lawsuits…I’ll stay out of the loos…But if the other pics are of interest to you, let me know and I’ll do it.

This WASN’T on my list  Like KJ, I got sucked into the vortex of Dancing With the Stars last night, since we were rained out…I am not a follower or fan of the show, although I do appreciate the, shall we say, athleticism of the female dancers???…But I knew the wife watches the show, so I figured I’d take one for the team and watch with her. And I lived to Blob about it. By the way, I have never read this anywhere, I’m only making this observation from watching, but does Tom Bergeron despise Samantha Harris? Watch how, when it’s her turn to talk, he kinda drops his mike off to the side with a slight smirk on his face and never really looks directly at her. He sort of looks off to the side of her. I notice this because, when I worked in local TV years ago, we had a male anchor who thought he was far superior to his female co-anchor and they didn’t get along, so when they were on a two-shot together ****-chatting, he’d always look off at the monitor to his right, where she sat, and not directly at her as she was speaking. He’d barely tolerate what she had to say, until it was his turn to speak again. Just sayin’…same thing on DWTS?

A Couple Answers to Your Questions
  From a previous Blob comment…both theduchess and makemeshiver would like me to detail David Cone’s game schedule on The Blob. They want to meet him. Oh, but why? David’s awfully shy, doesn’t get out much and prefers to sit quietly in a small room and read a good book….while drinking chocolate milk or a Fresca…but only when he’s visiting Neptune.  And makemeshiver added this…”Please tell A.J. Burnett his pitching is very sexy”. Absolutely!  Next time I see him, it’s the first thing I’ll say to him…”Hey, AJ, what’s up, Dude?  Your pitching is very sexy!  Uh, wait, no…that’s not me saying that!  Come back here.  That’s makemeshiver.  No, I’m not saying YOU makemeshiver…it part of the Blob.  No, I didn’t say you’re a blob, A.J.  You have a great body.  I mean, wait…it’s clear that you work out.  How much do you bench, Dude?”  You know what?  I think I’ll just tell him to read the Blob.  Have a great day!

15 Comments

Bob,

The blob is hysterical. Please don’t stop.

Boyd

Bob,

Funny stuff man, keep it up. You do great work on the YES pre and ppost game shows.

Many thanks,

Starks in Tampa

Bob, this blob/blob thing that you and Kim Jones have going this season has been great – we’re seeing a whole ‘nuther side to you πŸ™‚

On DWTS – I tell everyone that I generally shy away from reality shows, and that one is no exception. My guilty pleasure was Project Runway – but I digress. Truth is, watching you guys on YES is the ultimate in reality TV … it didn’t occur to me until just now. Some of the games lately fall into the category of science fiction, but we’ll let the physics experts figure out the Tales of the Right Field Vortex.

On the pictures-in-the-studio thing – a yea vote from me on that one.

Thanks for making my day!

Marilyn

Bob- I truly enjoy your ‘blob’ banter! I love the light-hearted nature of your commentary here and in the studio- Sometimes during your post-game recaps you say something really random and I turn to my boyfriend with a puzzled look on my face- “What did he just say?” Classic. And furthermore, I for one, would LOVE to see studio pics! Candid is totally the way to go!
-A

HAHA, The Blob is GREAT!!
Yes! Do take pictures of the studio.
I would love to see what it’s like behind the scenes of the YES Network! Always wanted to see that!
I can’t wait to see Kenny in studio. That’s awesome, I love Kenny. It’s too bad he’s not going to be up in Boston broadcasting with Kay and Co.

You may just have to tell Pete Abraham to mention The Blob on his blog so you get at least 20+ comments each post. Kim is getting all the credit.

I sometimes wonder: what do you actually do during the games? Sit around, wait for the Post Game Show, and eat M&M’s? πŸ˜›

the blob is great …definitely want to see photos πŸ™‚

the blob is great, absolutely hilarious….definitely want to see photos πŸ™‚

Another vote for Photos. If you tell AJ Burnett his pitching is sexy, I want Video!

Great Stuff! πŸ™‚

LOL Bob!!! Another DWTS fan is born. I am rootin for my fellow Yankee’s fan Melissa Rycroft. She use to be a Dallas Cowgirl and on her bio she said her number one person she’d like to meet was DJ and her number one thing she’d like to do was go to a Yankees game…Good catch on the Samantha and Tom thing. Some want to vote her off for some reason but Tom does make the show better. Living in Hawaii I can catch the show and the game without sacrificing anything. Wish I could send you sunshine but there’s none here today in my part of Hawaii. But I got cyber sun by the Yanks win.

I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE A QUESTION FOR MICHAEL KAY. IN TODAY’S GAME(4/22/09) AGAINST THE ATHLETICS, IN THE FIRST INNING MARK TEXEIRA HIT A HIGH POP FLY TO THE FIRST BASEMAN. JOHNNY DAMON WAS ON FIRST AT THE TIME. THE BALL WAS DROPPED BY THE FIRST BASEMAN, AND HE THREW TO SECOND FORCING DAMON OUT. MY QUESTION IS: WHY WASN’T THE INFIELD FLY RULE CALLED FORCING TEXEIRA OUT?

I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE A QUESTION FOR MICHAEL KAY. IN TODAY’S GAME(4/22/09) AGAINST THE ATHLETICS, IN THE FIRST INNING MARK TEXEIRA HIT A HIGH POP FLY TO THE FIRST BASEMAN. JOHNNY DAMON WAS ON FIRST AT THE TIME. THE BALL WAS DROPPED BY THE FIRST BASEMAN, AND HE THREW TO SECOND FORCING DAMON OUT. MY QUESTION IS: WHY WASN’T THE INFIELD FLY RULE CALLED FORCING TEXEIRA OUT?

I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE A QUESTION FOR MICHAEL KAY. IN TODAY’S GAME(4/22/09) AGAINST THE ATHLETICS, IN THE FIRST INNING MARK TEXEIRA HIT A HIGH POP FLY TO THE FIRST BASEMAN. JOHNNY DAMON WAS ON FIRST AT THE TIME. THE BALL WAS DROPPED BY THE FIRST BASEMAN, AND HE THREW TO SECOND FORCING DAMON OUT. MY QUESTION IS: WHY WASN’T THE INFIELD FLY RULE CALLED FORCING TEXEIRA OUT?

You’re hilarious. Thanks for actually replying to me and my friend.

I don’t think the ins-and-outs of what goes on in the studio is too boring. How about what a description of what happens on a typical day?

Watching reality shows will leave you brain dead, so be careful, Bob.. Watching DWTS is like watching the June Taylor dancers on steroids…… and we enjoy going out dancing. Network decision makers in the last few years have the attention span of a 2 year old, which I guess mimics the general public. They cancel well written, thought provoking entertainment in favor of this garbage, giving other programing 15 minutes before dropping the axe. And no, we are not in the demographic any longer, as you might have surmised. I enjoy the blob, provides a different, more personal look inside the studio personalities. Seems as if YES is trying to connect with fans on a different level, and it is working. Thanks.

I’m a HUGE fan of yours on YES and I just have to say that The Blob is HILARIOUS! I’m so glad to see your humor and personality radiating throughout this entire blog!

Can’t wait for more! =D

B

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