Guy Fieri was one of many entertainment and sports celebrities to play in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game*, Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA.
Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Gary Carter, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield are expected to play, while celebrities scheduled to participate include Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Billy Bob Thornton (actor), James Denton (Desperate Housewives), Jennie Finch (USA gold medal softball player), Mario Lopez (Extra host) and Maria Menounos (Access Hollywood host).
Celebrity newcomers included supermodel Marissa Miller, celebrity chef Guy Fieri and actor Michael Clarke Duncan, perhaps best known for his starring role in the film adaptation of "The Green Mile." Duncan, though, didn't win the size prize. That went to Quinton Aaron, star of the Oscar-nominated film, "The Blind Side."
"Let's just put this together. I'm going to get out there and Ricky Henderson is going to hit at me. Nice!" Guy said. "That's fantastic. But I'm a fan of the game, so this is awesome. We're meeting the greats, and we get to play ball with them."
Guy Fieri, the busiest guy in television these days, for even I recognize him from the fine work he does on the Food Network, as well as his excellent hosting of ... what's that reality show ... oh, "The Dumb Stuff Dumb People Do," or something along those lines.
Fieri can hit, of that there is no doubt. Hitting is about 90% confidence and 10% luck, and this guy has plenty of both.
MLB's All Star Weekend is expected to raise $5 million for national charities. The celebrity softball game is scheduled to air on ESPN tonight, Monday, July 12, 2010 at 8pm ET, right after the State Farm Home Run Derby.
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