Friday, January 25, 2013
Posted by el duque at 7:42 AM
That makes Affleck the Miguel Cabrera of the 2013 Oscars, a potential Triple Crown winner, thanks to the Academy of Motion Pictures' Redsock-leaning foot fetish. (Those who cannot remember "Fever Pitch" are doomed to relive it.)
But dammit, this Oscar season, the Bargain Basement Bombers will not go down easily, like Grandy with a runner on base. We have two Oscar hopefuls: Denzel Washington (Yankee fan) and Robert De Niro (Yankee fan), both chasing acting awards. We need big nights from both, considering that Alec Baldwin, Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler went Nick Swisher in the 2013 balloting.
Also, we need to watch for Philadelphia.
The Phillies could win with Silver Linings Playbook, which is technically an Eagles movie - but that's too close for comfort. Bradley Cooper grew up outside Philly. I'm assuming he was a Richie Ashburn fan..
The only other team worth watching is the Diamondbacks. They have no known fans - celebrity or otherwise. But they are represented this year by Joaquin Phoenix. I don't know who he roots for... but hey, Phoenix is Phoenix.
Thank God Matt Damon and that Krasinski punk from "The Office" (Redsock fans) pulled goose eggs. And what the hell ever happened to Tea Leoni (Yankee fan)? I thought her career had legs.