NotGraphs Film Series: Steve Balboni Profile, 1980

Even with almost a whole week having passed since filling the Balboni-shaped holes inside us all on his Feast Day, there might still remain for the reader what is known in the medical field as an Appetite for Balboni — a condition similar to an Appetite for Destruction, except less about causing property damage and more about mustache care and eating ham directly off the bone.

With a view to mollifying the effects of said condition, the author has found and then embedded the above video — a profile of then-minor-leaguer Steve Balboni from 1980, hosted by a poorly disguised Ernest Borgnine.




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Jayfan34
3 years 5 months ago

Did you just like the Borgnine joke or do you not realize it’s doubly cool that it’s Ron Luciano doing the interview? Think I read The Umpire Strikes back at least 3 times when I was a kid.

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3 years 5 months ago

As befits a native of Brockton, Mass, Steve Balboni sports a splendid New England accent–not so hahsh as to be off-putting to unaccustomed ears, but distinct enough that when he says “I don’t think anyone’s hit ’em as fah,” one immediately can place his accent as being from within Massachusetts but outside of the Demonic Circle of the South Shoaw.

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