Is That a Mirrah in Yah Pahket?

"Sox Appeal" follows a series of three, two-inning long blind dates that take place over the course of 8 televised Red Sox games. The cameras will follow one hero as they meet three romantic hopefuls (one every two innings). The hero will decide in the 7th inning who they will sit with for the end of the game.

I can’t figure out the math on the date structure, but whatever.  At the very least, this sounds like one heck of a show.  I mean, what could be better than seeing Sully, Macker, and Obie out with a trio of Marblehead and Swampscott hotties, sucking back copious quantities of Millah Lites, screaming expletive-laden insults at the Sox’ bullpen, all while being filmed for a low-visibility cable tv program? It sounds like my youth (minus the cable tv program, that is.  And the hotties).   Set the Tivo.

10 comments… add one
  • um, i’ll take the chick with the best seats. but that’s just me.

    sf rod January 22, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • It’s certainly interesting, if not directly appealing. Think of how much the guy’s attitude on the girl will depend on how the game is going! “Well, Papi hit the homer in the 3rd right when she sat down…I’m going with her.”
    Anyone wanna jump in on this whole MLB possibly forking over exclusive rights to broadcast Extra Innings to DirecTV and thus taking away the ability to watch so much baseball at home from hundreds of thousands (including me) if the deal goes through? Extra Innings (on cable) is basically how I follow the Sox living in Brooklyn. If this goes down, I’ll be so depressed. And I know the computer option is there, but…it’s not the same.

    Devine January 22, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • I hear ya, Devine. I was thinking about finally shelling out the bucks for DISH Network’s package this year. I can’t afford the termination fee/setup fee/crap we fell like charging you for fee to switch networks. MLB showing, as always, that the fans are No. 2. And by “No. 2,” I mean crap.

    Paul SF January 22, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Love this quote:
    “A blind date is tough enough for anyone,” said David Collins, Scout principal and executive producer, in a statement. “But it will be particularly challenging with our curveball – a baseball game in a ballpark full of the world’s most passionate fans.”

    Paul SF January 22, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • Makes me proud to be a Yankee fan.

    john January 22, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • some poor guy takes out his family for a bazillion dollar night at Fenway only to have their view of the game blocked by a camera crew recording Blind Date New England style. This seems poorly conceived.

    Nick-YF January 22, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • Nick, I’m no expert, but I highly doubt the Red Sox would have agreed to this is it meant other fans would be bothered. I’m sure they will be set up in a way so as to not take away from the enjoyment of other fans.

    LocklandSF January 23, 2007, 9:13 am
  • Makes me proud to be a Yankee fan.
    Ummmmm – Roadtrippers?

    Brad January 23, 2007, 10:27 am
  • Sounds more interesting than the dying 3rd season of Yankees Ultimate Roadtrip….

    Shawn January 23, 2007, 11:38 am
  • i’m from marblehead- and i grew up with no less than 3 guys who went by ‘Sully’. One of them had that nickname from kindergarten on.

    T-sf January 23, 2007, 12:51 pm

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