Cloudy With A Chance Of Laughs: World Series Pitcher Crashes Local News Broadcast
We are used to seeing athletes make the transition from sports star to media member after retirement, but rarely do we meet current players who came into the pros already equipped with a journalism or broadcast background.
Derrick Holland is the Chupacabra of athletes. The Texas Rangers pitcher is great at his day job, studied journalism and broadcasting in college and has a fantastic sense of humor. Covering a guy like him in a baseball clubhouse must provide some comic relief for reports since American’s pasttime might be the toughest sport to cover for a variety of reasons (clubhouse culture, number of games, seemingly endless hours of media availability, etc).
The national audience got its first peek at the lefty’s wacky personality during game five of the World Series last season when Holland broke out his impressions of Harry Caray and Arnold Schwarzenegger on air.
A few months after the Rangers gut-wrenching game seven loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, Holland was back on television laughing and having a good time as he crashed the weather set at WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas. Check out Holland as he relived his college news channel glory days in front of the WFAA cameras. As someone who once attempted to do weather on the morning show at my old station (KIDK, CBS in Idaho Falls, ID), I can confirm what Holland makes quite clear…it isn’t as easy as it looks! Enjoy.