How heartwarming is it to see our boys defending their tushes off? But I don’t want to jinx anything! So let’s instead revisit Keith Hernandez’s love of the Tootsie Pop, which made another star appearance during last night’s (ha!) defeat of the brutish Cardinals. Can I get a "Tootsie Pop Watch 2007" please? Awww, yeah.
Gary Cohen: You know, I can tell that the season’s starting. You know how I know it for sure? Because Keith’s about to chomp his first Tootsie Pop of the year.
Keith Hernandez: I got the chocolate Tootsie Pop.
Gary: (Valenin takes ball one.) You’ve paused that Tootsie Pop in the middle. That’s unusual for you. (And Valentin takes the strike; it’s one-and-one.) You know, there comes a point in every game where the Tootsie Pop gets broken out. And usually–you’re not usually with the chocolate ones.
Keith: When I’m broadcasting, I’m very professional. I can’t have chunks in my mouth, in case *Drowned out by Gary/Ron laughter*
Keith: Right. So it’s a very slow process.
Gary: (One and Two to Valentin.)
Keith: This Tootsie Pop will last about four or five innings, trust me.
Ron Darling: Wow. So the overnighter is four innings for that Tootsie Pop.
Yes, Keith. Nice indeed.
As for this exchange later? Well, I think the gentlemen did this one just for me 😉
Gary: By the way, Keith, I think your hair looks great.
Keith: I think that our Canali ties look great, to be honest with you.
Ron (laughing, to Gary): That’s right, his hair looks great–
Keith (about his tie): I got my chartreuse, or pink, on.
Gary: You’re really on fire tonight.
Yes, Keith. On fire indeed.