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BBWAA, Here I Come


I am apparently now a CNN-worthy expert on the World Baseball Classic.

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  • Rob

    They also thought Erick Erickson an expert on politics and Piers Morgan a hard hitting reporter.

    • Not Bubba Dave

      and that Wolf Blitzer is an expert on something or other, maybe beard maintenance

      • witless chum

        Blizter clips way too short. Farley knows more about that, too.

  • cpinva

    i hate to say this, but you look like you were just released on parole. must be the hair, or something. sorry.

    • He didn’t have his hat. Gotta have the hat.

      And lose the tie. Get Phil Knight to get you something iridescent in spandex to show off your figure. Never gonna win the Spokesmodel competition on Star Search without some spandex.

      • cpinva

        that’s part of it, i believe you’re correct.

        He didn’t have his hat. Gotta have the hat.

        as well, he needs a button-down 60/40 oxford shirt (light blue or white), with the top button actually buttoned. if it’s too tight, get a shirt with a collar 1/2″ larger. the tie knot is ginormous! get a tie (silk) thin (thin, not narrow, there is a difference) enough to enable a tighter knot (double windsor). the 80’s are calling, they want their tie back! never wear brown (the suit jacket) on tv, the lights will always make it look horrible. go navy or dark gray. a nice blue blazer works. whatever you go with, have it properly finished, it’ll look much, much better, even in a sitting position.

        you teach diplomacy, part of that is appearance, set a good example for your students.

        • Robert Farley

          Kids can be so cruel…

          • c u n d gulag

            Don’t listen to them.

            You look fine!

            Rumpled, but fine…

            • sparks

              He looks like Dr. Gregory House. On a bad day. A hat with some style would help, but please no baseball-style caps. I used to bet with friends when a person wearing one would take it off, he’d be balding/thinning. Won a good number of drinks that way.

              • Robert Farley

                The wife will be delighted by this comment…

                • sparks

                  The scowl enshrined above just doesn’t help matters at all.

              • Hogan

                Maybe the Viking helmet? Oh wait, this is baseball.

      • Manju

        He didn’t have his hat. Gotta have the hat.

        Given the persistent interest in Farley’s appearance, only one clothing item can do him justice.

        A pantsuit.

    • elm

      It’s the eyes. The intense eyes staring into your soul. I don’t know how his students manage not to break down and cry every time he turns to them and starts asking questions.

    • Don’t wear a hat if you are indoors unless you are actually in a Boy Band.

      • Manju

        He’s in LGM.

    • Njorl

      It’s the black pits that are his eyes. Though I think he looks more like he’s just come from summoning Nyarlathotep than he looks like a parolee.

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  • Cody

    It’s all downhill from here. Next thing we know you’ll be on Sunday Morning Talk Shows telling us that Democrats need to be willing to negotiate.

  • JoyfulA

    He looked fine (as long as he doesn’t let his hair get any longer for that straight up in the air look). And he spoke well, got his points across without mumbling or sounding robotic, and seemed professional yet likable. Given the accent of the CNN guy, he could have thrown in “like cricket in Pakistan,” without which there’d be no cricket anymore.

    But he neglected us! And his actual paying-the-bills job wasn’t mentioned. He’s a writer for the blog The Diplomat. Viewers will be surprised.

    • Robert Farley

      I plan to use the “a sportswriter for the Diplomat” tag quite a lot in the future. If it’s on CNN, it must be true.

  • wengler

    You’ll be pointing out the merits of Jack Morris to the HOF in no time!

    • And extolling the awesomeness of the USAF to win all wars, without exception.

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