HBO’s hit comedy Eastbound and Down introduced us to the character Kenny Powers (played by Danny McBride)
If you’re not watching Eastbound and Down, you need to, ASAP. Here’s a lil’ sample of Kenny’s best (language NSFW):
So Kenny is actually in the MLB and he is the closer for the San Francisco Giants.
Ok, I lied that’s actually not Kenny Powers. It actually is the Giants closer, Brian Wilson. He basically is Kenny Powers in real life (sans the cussing, plus the actual good pitching ). Check out this interview on Rome is Burning:
This dude is absolutely hilarious. How about some classic quotes:
Rome: “Last time I talked to you, and you’re on record, you’re a ceritified ninja.” Wilson: “Correct Statement” Rome “How long did that take, to become a certified ninja?” Wilson: “I believe we discussed, it happened in a dream…it takes a life time, but only, I think, 12 minutes to complete the courses.”
Rome: “…the orange spikes, you get fined a thousand bucks, for orange spikes. What was the fine for? Wilson: “Having too much awesome on my feet. Clearly that’s the reason.”
He also brought out the Zach Morris cell phone. Where in the hell did he find one of those. That was great. I could listen/watch interviews with him all the time (NoAubreyGraham). On top of that, the dude is unhittable. He had 48 saves and a 1.81 ERA during the season. Oh yeah and his Giants are up 2-0 in the World Series.