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Will Ferrell's home run call: 'It's home run o'clock'

Jul 12, 2010, 10:37 PM EDT

Albert Pujols drew a huge crowd during media interviews on Monday. Ichiro Suzuki, followed by a host of Japanese reporters, had an even larger following.

But both of them paled in comparison to Will Ferrell, the actor/comedian who showed up at the Home Run Derby. Ferrell drew quite a following, a group including All-Star officials, VIPs and reporters themselves, all seeming to make an unsaid request: “Say something funny, funny boy.”

Even ex-pros like Tim Salmon and Dave Winfield approached Ferrell for a friendly word and a handshake.

Ferrell didn’t disappoint. When asked what his home run call would be if he were a broadcaster, he paused for a moment, gathered his thoughts, and offered in a voice bordering on monotone: “Check your watches. Guess what time it is? It’s home run o’clock.”

Beats the heck out of “back, back, back, back, back, back,” any day.

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  1. MerkleBoner - Jul 13, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Yeah, Chris Berman does totally suck.

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