Tuesday, July 03, 2012

ENOUGH with the shaving cream in the face!

OK, we get it. It was hilarious the first 4,392 times we saw it. Someone does something cool to win a game. And in the middle of the interview... you will never guess what happens! SOMEONE comes up fro behind and covers his face in shaving cream.

I still laugh every time I see it.
Oh wait. I don't.

I'm kind of tired of it. It's kind of lazy and frankly it is more surprising when it DOESN'T happen.

And sometimes it can kind of ruin a moment. Johan Santana pitched the first no hitter in Mets history. It was one of the greatest moments to every happen to that franchise ever. And he got a face full of shaving cream. Couldn't there be a bit of dignity for that event?

This isn't about me being a hard ass or not wanting there to be fun in baseball. Baseball IS fun and it is cool when a team has that goofball sense of camaraderie. Hell, my favorite team of all time was the goofy 2004 Red Sox.

And A. J. Burnett supposedly gave the tight Yankee clubhouse some relief with his shaving cream attacks in 2009.

But as someone with a comedy background, I just can't stand watching the same joke over and over again. Even Gallagher smashed things other than watermelons.

Put a funny hat on someone, or have someone get one of those seltzer bottles that spray like in a Three Stooges short.

Or throw an actual pie in his face.

But the shaving cream? Seen it. Try a little harder.

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  1. Anonymous8:29 PM

    I couldn't agree with you more. The poor players who have just won the game can't concentrate on the questions, knowing what's to come. And the player sneaking up in the background looks like an eighth grade boy who puts a bear hug on the not-at-all unsuspecting victim. Once again, burning shaving cream in the eyes. Congratulations! Al this unfolds as the admiring interviewer says for the umpteenth time, That's the best.

    Now, what about dumping a jumbo cooler of 40 pounds of bone chilling ice on a winning 60 year old football coach? It doesn't get any better than that, does it? Yeah, that's the best.


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