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WATCH: Bill Walton Saves Baseball

The boys of summer’s time is nearing its conclusion. Today marks the final Saturday without football. Once the action returns to the gridiron, baseball will take a backseat until October.

In its most perilous hour, only one man can save baseball: Bill Walton.

The animated, off-the-wall former seven-foot center and outlandish basketball broadcaster took a break from the hardwood for a night to enter a baseball diamond. In the booth on the White Sox behalf with Jason Benetti, his college basketball broadcasting colleague, the two rocked tie-dye t-shirts as the Los Angeles Angels celebrated the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

Peace, love and hi-jinx oozed from Walton throughout the entire broadcast. Typically, fans can zone out or multitask during a broadcast. Walton would not allow that to happen. There were random exclamations that would wake up every snoozing dad from their evening nap. You had to stay on your toes to catch all of his odd remarks, like, “What’s the record for strikeouts in an inning?” He even made the in-game ad reads fun: “I love streaming. I often run into trouts, salmon and tuna.” Of course, Walton wasn’t going to be in a booth that long and not make a weed reference.

You gotta hear the world’s greatest marketing slogan.

Not even the outro music could slow down Walton.

Bill Walton isn’t the hero baseball deserves. He’s the hero baseball needs.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

20 Comments for WATCH: Bill Walton Saves Baseball

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    11:13 am August 17, 2019 Permalink

    Sorry … not a Bill Walton fan.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:23 am August 17, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t think he ever made it home from Woodstock.

    • ClutchCargo
      12:27 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      Same. He makes the late night PAC 10 games even less watchable.

    • katmandue2you
      1:17 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      I’m saying the answer is at least 6 since both teams have to bat to complete an inning. Looks like Walton tricked you boys and it wasn’t even a trick question!

  2. Wade
    11:32 am August 17, 2019 Permalink

    He’s good in moderation just keep him away from uk

  3. CB3UK
    11:36 am August 17, 2019 Permalink

    Please keep that arse clown isolated to late night West coast basketball. We dont need him infecting baseball too.

    • BobbyBlue
      12:48 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      Just another Puke adding to Woodens record of winning titles,over and over with ineligible players while the NCAA deified him with nary a mention of
      his cheating, that make even Shitshevski look like a choir boy.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:12 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, UCLA’s reign was basically over when Papa Sam Gilbert was forced out in ’81. UCLA was put on probation for two years, and their ’80 final four was vacated.
      The money, cars, clothes, jewelry, and abortions for players’ girlfriends dried up; of course, the money laundering and racketeering did not.

  4. UKinIN
    11:44 am August 17, 2019 Permalink

    Not a Walton fan either but that strike outs in an inning question is legitimate. Because of dropped third strikes the answer could be higher, no pun intended, than three.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:50 am August 17, 2019 Permalink

      Good CATCH; 88 pitchers have struck out 4 batters in an inning, so the answer is four.

  5. sprtphan
    1:20 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

    This guy never said 2 words his entire college career and now he won’t shut up. Not a big fan but I still find him occasionally humorous.

  6. nocode96
    1:43 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

    Love Bill Walton. Got to meet him in Chicago a few years ago for the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well shows. Very kind, very funny, and very genuine.

    • sprtphan
      2:04 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      and very high.

    • 4everUKblue
      3:50 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      One toke over the line sweet Jesus, one toke over the line…

  7. sincitycat
    2:07 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

    I also love Bill Walton but not John Wooden or UCLA. Someone posted once that Wooden was so crooked they would have to screw him into the ground when he died.

    • runningunnin.454
      2:21 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, there was a basketball movie that came out in the ’70’s. A high school star was plied with a car, money, and Hollywood starlets to lure him to sign with fictional Western University in Los Angeles. Everybody knew the identity of Western University.

  8. lexslamman
    2:08 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

    Bill Walton is the only thing that makes the abysmal PAC 12 worth watching. Plus he has great taste in music.

  9. Bobby Coe
    4:09 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

    Actually the record for most strikeouts in an inning is 4 and is held by former Reds pitcher and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall (and probably others. In Nuxhall’s case the catcher dropped a third strike on the third hitter who beat the Throw. Nux then fanned the next batter. Of course Walton was obviously referencing one pitcher.