Monday, May 11, 2009


ABOVE: "Howard Stern Show" producer, Gary "Baba Booey", Dell'Abate poses with Mets mascot prior to throwing out first pitch at Mets-Pirates game. Dell'Abate was acting as honorary chair for "Autism Awareness Day".

It's funny how life works out sometimes.

For weeks, Howard Stern Show producer, Gary Dell'Abate (better known as "Baba Booey") anguished over the fact that he had been asked and had accepted to throw out the first pitch for the Mets-Pirates game on Saturday, May 9th.

ABOVE: Gary Dell'Abate during a more serious moment at the "Stern" show.

Dell'Abate practiced with his son and even had a coach working with him. On Saturday, "D-Day" arrived, and it was high anxiety as "Fla Fla Floofly" took the mound with show star Artie Lang accompanying him for moral support (or some might argue to have the best view of what would become a disaster).

ABOVE: Dell'Abate left with LSD-laden comedian, Artie Lang.

The horse-faced producer reared back and let fly a horrible "girlie" throw that was so bad that it hit the umpire over ten feet away from home plate.

Just when you thought that all was lost in this disaster for Dell'Abate, it took none other than former Pirates G.M. Dave Littlefield to save the day. Littlefield, who had a history of signing pitchers with arm trouble and players with little talent period, was in attendance as a major league scout for the Chicago Cubs.

Pittsburgh's Black and Gold" learned that Littlefield indeed has an interest in signing Dell'Abate!

"He's been pretty healthy and hasn't had any shoulder surgeries. It's just a matter of getting his mechanics worked out. I'm sure that with a little seasoning in the minors that we (the Cubs) could make him into something. I've been wanting to get back at the Pirates ever since they signed those two Indian kids right out from under me."

ABOVE: Dave Littlefield, former Pirates GM, rearranges his pocket while talking baseball stuff with another scout at Pirates-Mets game. God only knows what he's planning. At least whatever it is, it's for the benefit of the Cubs!

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