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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Will Ferrell Shows off his Talents
Will Ferrell has shown his athletic talents on the big screen before ranging from ice skating, NASCAR driving, and Basketball. Farrell's latest athletic undertaking took him between the lines for 10 MLB teams in one day. This time Farrell wasn't working for the big screen, he was joining with the MLB and Funny or Die, in a HBO special forum to support the fight against cancer.
Ferrell’s day started off when he suited up for the Oakland A’s where, after a few plays, he was abruptly traded to the Seattle Mariners who was the team in the opposing dugout for a comedic actor to be named later. After Ferrell’s short stint with the Mariners, he made his way to Tempe Diablo Stadium where the Chicago Cubs where facing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Ferrell promptly took over for All-Star center fielder Mike Trout of the Angles. It wasn't long until a ball was put into play towards Ferrell. Luckily for the Angles, Ferrell was able to keep the runner to a single. Shortly after however, Ferrell was traded to the Cubs for a washing machine (that’s pretty low). In all fairness though Ferrell was promptly struck out in his at bat for the Cubs. To get the most out of their investment, the Cubs traded Ferrell to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a Churro Dog and a D-bat Dog, two of Arizona's culinary masterpieces. When Ferrell’s day was over for the D-backs, he bought everybody in a lucky section all hot dogs and made his way over to the Cincinnati Reds where he donned a nice grey beard to play the hot corner at third base. After, another short stint Ferrell made his way to the game between the Chicago White Soxs and the San Francisco Giants. Once again, Ferrell soon found himself on the wrong side of things when he struck out for his second time of the day for as many teams. Directly after the strikeout, Ferrell donned the catchers gear and caught for the Giants and the same pitcher that struck him out. After Ferrell was released by his eighth team of the day, he made his way over to the Los Angeles Dodgers where he took the mound in a relief appearance to retire the only batter that he would face on one pitch. Ferrell would then proceed to finish his night in right field for the San Diego Padres.
For those keeping track, Ferrell spent time on the Athletics, Mariners, Angels, Cubs, D-backs, Reds, White Sox, Giants, Dodgers and Padres during his brief but exhausting MLB career. If you'd like to help Ferrell’s cause, donate, and/or own a piece of baseball (and comedy) history, game-used items are up for auction at MLB.com, with proceeds being donated to Stand Up to Cancer and Cancer for College.
Here's everything you need to know about Will Ferrell's epic day at MLB Spring