Tonight is MLB’s famous Home Run Derby, and it is an old and tired event that I simply can’t get enough of.
Maybe even more so now.
Check out this article from Homer Derby, spelling out a drinking game you can partake in during the telecast, if you dare.
Here is a sample of some of the rules:
- Drink whenever Chris Berman includes a St. Louis landmark in his Home Run call … “He hit that off the Arch!” / “He hit that to Laclede’s Landing!” / “That’s in the Mississippi” / “That’s over the Anheuser-Busch Brewery!” / “That one’s to EAST St. Louis!!”
- Drink if all Berman can do is go “OOOOOHHHHH … OOOOHHHHH … OOOHHHH!!” Drink again when you realize this is an improvement over his normal schtick.
- Drink if Berman says NOTHING during a Home Run. It’s happened before. ONCE.
- Drink if ESPN’s new Home Run Radar technology is cool. Drink twice if it sucks. Drink three times if it’s a catastrophe.
And if you know anything about ESPN broadcasts, I highly advise you do this under the supervision of medical professionals.
And call of work tomorrow.