October 20, 2010
But dipping into the pop culture bin and referencing one of the funniest movies of the millennium? That stuff makes you legendary.
Hamilton endeared himself to "Anchorman" fans everywhere by channeling funny Will Ferrell during a brief chat with ESPN's Buster Olney:
Hambone: Uh [laughs]. From a line in "Anchorman" — "It was a glass case of emotion."
That. Was. Awesome. What a curly haired nerd Hambone is! (With respect.)
Making the reference even funnier, Hamilton briefly put up his hands as if simulate being "trapped" in a phone booth like Ron Burgundy was.
And, as you might have noticed from the "Anchorman" clip, Burgundy was apoplectically upset inside the phone booth. He had just watched his dog get punted off a bridge by a mean biker whom Burgundy hit with a burrito.
So it's not a perfect analogy for a baseball game. But I think I get what Hamilton means.
Hence, emotional overflow.
That's getting ahead by one step, of course. It ain't over 'til it's over — especially in Yogi's hood — and maybe Hamilton will be quoting "Land of the Lost" after CC Sabathia(notes) pitches Wednesday night's game for New York.
Regardless, Hollywood better get it right whenever it gets around to making the movie about Hamilton's life. Maybe they should get him to play himself.
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