Did you hear that some members of Team America will be taping a "Top Ten" segment for the Late Show with David Letterman, set to air tomorrow night on CBS? No? C'mon, the news is all over the baseballblogosphere! Well here's the list of players who will be displaying their total lack of comedic timing with their presentation of the "Top Ten Reasons to Watch the World Baseball Classic" list:
Derek Jeter from the New York Yankees; David Wright from the New York Mets; Chipper Jones from the Atlanta Braves; Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies; Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis from the Boston Red Sox; Curtis Granderson from the Detroit Tigers; Ryan Braun from the Milwaukee Brewers; Roy Oswalt from the Houston Astros; and Adam Dunn from the Washington Nationals.
As cool as it seems to have the best players from Team America participating in a hilarious countdown, nothing that Jeter & the gang can say will ever compete with old Letterman gags from the Chris Elliott days or classic bits like this one with Stephen Yan of "Wok With Yan" (via Kliph Nesteroff's Classic Television Showbiz blog):
Note: contrary to popular belief, Stephen Yan is not related to Martin Yan, star of the PBS show "Yan Can Cook", or Esteban Yan, star of the 2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays bullpen.