So on Saturday, March 12, Denton heads down to Spring Training, and he’s all, “Dude, I’ll send back some photos and interesting news throughout the week,” which sounds cool, because then we could show off some Grapefruit pix that aren’t “borrowed” from the AP or, y’know, actually talk about baseball instead of imagined conversations with headwarmers.
But then a few days go by. And then a few more. Then a week. And no word from Denton.
So I write him off as drunk or jailed and go about my biz. Then on Saturday I get a couple calls telling me that the Remdawg mentioned Surviving Grady during that afternoon’s telecast of the game against the Orioles. My first thought is that NESN has added a new “Blogs that Taste Like Ass” segment, but it turns out the plug was the work of Denton. And it was captured by the NESN cameras thusly:
In the eighth inning, Remdawg and Orsillo begin to dialogue about how accessible they are to the fans during Spring Training telecasts. As if on cue, Orsillo notes: “Here comes somebody now.” Cut to shot of Denton approaching the broadcast booth. Rooftop snipers stand at the ready.
Oblivious to the fact that they’re in the middle of a broadcast, Denton greets Remdawg and Orsillo. The two greet him back.
Remdawg engages Denton, with the brief but poignant exchange caught on tape. Denton somehow tricks him into thinking he’s not a sociopath, and, before departing, hands Remdawg one of the publisher’s postcards for “Surviving Grady: The Book.”
Remdawg kindly plugs the book. Meanwhile, Denton, who has no idea any of this is even transpiring on camera, stumbles back to his seat, and is later thrown out of the park for making disparaging comments toward a priest sitting behind him.
Tomorrow, Denton finally delivers his Spring Training update and photos. In the meantime, I’m still searching for the appropriate words to describe my concerns about our rotation.
Oh, and, uh… then there’s this.