In Which Roast Beef To The Face Leads To An Epiphany

arby.jpgI’ve written about the Reading Phillies a disproportionate amount this season, but for good reason.Whether it’s Broccoli Marriage, Celebrity Karaoke, or tributes to hot dog throwers, interesting stuff just keeps happening over there.

Things like, oh, I don’t know: THE FUNNIEST MINOR LEAGUE VIDEO OF THE YEAR.

“Roast Beef Initiation” deals with the unique pressures of being the Arby’s Roast Beef RBI guy at Reading’s FirstEnergy Stadium (more on that HERE). It stars reigning Eastern League Player of the Week Tagg Bozied and slugger Matt Rizzotti (now with Lehigh Valley), and this duo wrote the script as well. Helping to bring their vision to fruition was R-Phils video director Andy Kaufman, who, like me, has had to go through life with the same name as a famous comedian.

Please, devote the next 288 seconds of your life to this:

I hope to speak to Bozied at some point in the near future, but thus far we’ve been playing phone “Tagg”. Perhaps I’ll reach out to Rizzotti as well — the public would like to know if his scorching stats while with Reading (.361, 16 HR, 67 RBIs over just 77 games) were the result of having been hit multiple times in the face with a roast beef sandwich.

The public wants to know this, right? Anyone?

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
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1 Comment

Boy, it’s really asking a lot for these guys to be superior actors – but I don’t think it’s their fault. Good concept and the players are intense, but that writing has gotta get stepped up a notch.

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