|Giving them The Bird|
From the Page 2 mailbag
Page2 didn't know what was going on when we saw this shot of die hard New Yorker Chris Rock hanging out in Baltimore ... AND associating with their bummin' Birds! We know you've got to feel sorry for a team that's on a 10-game losing streak, but sporting an Orioles hat and jersey ... c'mon Chris!
As always, we asked our readers for their take on the situation, and here's the best responses from the 550 e-mails we received.
As part of the new labor agreements, the Yankees have to share revenue and their celebrity fans. The NBA is considering a similar proposal ... watch for Spike at a Cavs game.
Attempting to fly under the radar, Chris is reminded that an Orioles fan stands out in the crowd at Camden Yards.
"Yo, Chris! Don't tell anyone, but it's me -- Albert Belle! I get $10 million a year to wear this suit!"
After shelling out eight dollars each to see "Bad Company," "Pootie Tang" and "Down to Earth," I wish I could be the one to give Chris Rock the Bird.
"My Mets suck worse than a ghetto vacuum these days! I hate the Yankees ... they're owned by a snobby, rich white guy who doesn't show my people no love ... can't back them! I have to cheer for somebody ...
"Hey, Oriole, Scott Erickson ain't foolin' nobody with that hat -- there is a mullet under there for sure!"
I don't care if you're endangered. If you touch my *$%#& head one more time, I will shove my foot down your beak so fast, you'll be laying Nikes.
The Bird confides in Chris Rock that he, indeed, "got some tail" in the O's Champagne Room last night.
Entomologists were puzzled at the feeding habits of the Baltimore Oriole -- birds usually use gravel, not Rock, to aid digestion.
"Hey, Hollywood man ... is it true, J. Lo and AFLAC are together?"
Rock: "Oh, you see a young brother in Orioles attire, and automatically I'm a fan? Look at my jersey, look at my hat! What do I look like, a Cal Ripken Bobblehead? Look at this badge, bi*%#! Check out the gun!"
"Remember ... no matter what Peter Angelos tells you ... there are no stars ... in the Orioles locker room ... NONE!!"
"Hey Chris, if your next movie goes Pluto Nash, nobody would know it's you under here! Sweet, huh?"
"Hey Chris, what were you thinking with Bad Company? I wouldn't line my cage with that crap."
Baltimore management decided to kill two birds with one Rock as they signed Chris to help them beat the Jays and bring real comedy back to baseball in Baltimore.
In this week's "E! True Hollywood Story," the biography of Chris Rock, from fame and fortune to the seedy underbelly world of professional mascots.
And here is the real caption from Reuters: Entertainer-comedian Chris Rock films a scene for his upcoming movie "Head of State" prior to the Baltimore Orioles' game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 24 at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Rock, playing the character of Mays Gilliam who is running for president of the United States, is shown with the Orioles' mascot, 'The Bird.' Reuters/Joe Giza