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The stars came out to salute the scouts

Jan 17, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

Ian Ziering

I didn’t realize they did this, but this went down over the weekend:

The Baseball Scouts Foundation held its annual “In the Spirit of the Game” fundraiser gala. Stars from baseball and Hollywood teamed up to raise money for the foundation, which exists to help baseball scouts in need of financial help.

That’s pretty awesome.  If you read much about scouts you realize that the bulk of the workaday scouts (a) live in their car; (b) eat horrible food; (c) make bad money; and (d) do a lot of the work that ultimately decides if a team is, you know, good or not.  It’s thankless but essential work, and the men who do it are mostly unsung. Glad to see that someone is looking out for them.

This is fun too:

Brooks Robinson, Tom Seaver, Joe Garagiola, Robin Yount, Bobby Valentine, Rene, Bill and Marcel Lachemann and Jim Fregosi were among those honored … Larry King, Rob Reiner, James Caan, Robert Wuhl and Ian Ziering were among those representing Hollywood in attendance.

Attention Hollywood: thank you for attending and committing yourself to a worthy cause, but there’s no escaping the fact that your star power is being dwarfed by that of the baseball people. Indeed, I think even half of the workaday scouts in the high-mileage cars have a higher Q-rating than Ian Ziering. And what’s with all the Lachemanns travelling together? I thought that, for national security purposes, they weren’t allowed to all be in the same place at the same time.  Kind of like how the Molinas always have to take separate planes.

I’ll never understand Hollywood and their galas.

  1. billybeaneismyhero - Jan 17, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    What was a better 90210 side story? Ian Ziering’s receding hair line in high school? Or the fact that Andrea Zuckerman was the only 35 year old high school student in television history?

    • Utley's Hair - Jan 17, 2011 at 6:27 PM

      I, being of 90210′s targeted demo, take great pride in having never seen a single minute of that train wreck—aside from the endless ads being forced down our throats, that is.

      • billybeaneismyhero - Jan 17, 2011 at 8:19 PM

        You have to learn how to bask in the cheesiness of a show so awful. The acting was terrible. The storylines were trite. Tori Spelling was completely incapable of looking at the camera during the first two seasons. It was almost like watching porn.

      • Utley's Hair - Jan 17, 2011 at 9:26 PM

        Please, never again utter “Tori Spelling” and “porn” in the same breath. That’ll give me nightmares. Jennie Garth? Maybe.

        But I can appreciate the need for bad acting and cheesiness on the tube—I have to admit to watching Saved by the Bell. (In a related aside, I also saw Showgirls, which added porn-ish attributes to that mix. Though Elizabeth Berkeley and Gina Gershon did add something to it ;) .)

        I just could not fathom watching a drama about the trials and tribulations of a bunch of rich WASPy brats. Less Than Zero was enough of that. (Though I enjoyed the book a lot.)

  2. b7p19 - Jan 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Roger that

  3. jhu1997 - Jan 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    That Ian Ziering guy came to my 22nd birthday party! I had no idea who he was.

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