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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:18 pm

I very well might have posted this before...as a matter of fact, the more I think about it, the more I think I did... :-/ But..

Can anyone direct me to a place where I can find an old ESPN commercial with Randy Johnson in which he describes a pitch called "Mr. Snappy?"

I can't even find many people who remember the commercial let alone know if it's somewhere on the Net. It was probably the coolest commercial I'd ever seen about 10 years ago.

I have been to sites that have several ESPN commercials, but none have the Mr. Snappy one. :,-(

(The reason I am asking is because that is my nickname for Randy Johnson...and no one has any idea why I call him that. :-))
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Postby kentx12 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:32 pm

Sorry but I dont remember that.
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Postby BigMusky » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:38 pm

"It's Mr. Snappy," says Johnson's stablemate, Curt Schilling. "One of the few disappearing pitches in baseball. His arm angle and velocity force you to commit to this pitch long before it's on you. And when it is on you, it's usually between your feet -- and you've still swung."
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Postby Pacman » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:42 pm

You can start here. That's a link to an ESPN.com page that has some "This is Sportcenter" clips. I didn't see the Randy Johnson one when I just looked, but it might be there...

Even if it isn't, there are plenty of classic here.



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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:43 pm

Interesting...I guess I was a little ambigous with my request. :-)

I'm looking for a video clip of the commercial. He says, "This is what I call Mr. Snappy." He has the ball resting on the back of his hand. 8-o

Then he says, "It tends to tail off to left handers." Then they show him throwing a pitch way behind someone at their head (possibly Kruk :-b )

Then he goes, "Visiting players don't like Mr. Snappy." ;-D

Thanks for the link, Pacman...still didn't see it.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:20 pm

I didn't realize there was a commerical for it ...


I always thought that it was his slider that was called Mr Snappy.

hmm :-?
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Postby Sticky Spice » Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:54 am

In the junky ol' Kingdome they'd have a little visual on the scoreboard and the fans would yell "MIS-TER SNAP-PY!" clap, clap, clapclapclap

Ahh what fun that was.....the good ol' days. :-D
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Postby Pacman » Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:06 am

Sticky Spice wrote:In the junky ol' Kingdome they'd have a little visual on the scoreboard and the fans would yell "MIS-TER SNAP-PY!" clap, clap, clapclapclap

Ahh what fun that was.....the good ol' days. :-D


Hey Sticky, I'll throw you my one Kingdome experience. I saw the Sox play the M's there in 1986. Jim Presley won it for Seattle in the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off grand slam of Boston junkballer Bob (The Steamer) Stanley.

It was my first time seeing an indoor baseball game, I don't think I ever adjusted to it during the whole game. I kept feeling like I was at a hockey game.

By the way, I wore my Sox cap to the game, and it was mid-to-late-season and the Sox were on their way to the post season, and Mariners fans all around me were very respectful. I got a lot of "good luck to the Sox, but not TODAY!"


Also, the peanut vendor had a great arm, threw the bags from a section away, then threw you a tennis ball with a slot cut in the side for you to put the money in. Once you threw it back, if you needed change, he made change in the tennis ball and hummed it back at you. It was great.




Good memories. ;-D



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Postby Sticky Spice » Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:33 am

Pacman wrote:Also, the peanut vendor had a great arm...

Good memories. ;-D


That dude ruled! It was fun just to watch him sell peanuts! He would also do trick throws and catches like behind the back. Amazingly accurate - like some kinda circus show.

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