Last week NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation" tossed a sabermetric easter egg at baseball fans by including a law firm named "Babip, Pecota, Vorp & Eckstein" in the episode. We broke down what all means if you're not advanced-stat inclined.
The Eckstein, however, isn't a stat, but a person. David Eckstein, the 2006 World Series MVP and frequent target of baseball blog Fire Joe Morgan. FJM's Ken Tremendous is one of the brains behind "Parks and Rec."
So MLB Fan Cave summoned Eckstein to answer the "Parks and Rec" call-out by putting him in a fake ad for the fake law firm. It's pretty good, mostly because Eckstein pulls off the weird-intense lawyer character well. It also stars his wife, actress Ashley Eckstein, who gives her fake-lawyer hubby a glowing testimonial.
Much like everything in life, however, this could have used more Ron Swanson.
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