Astros Announcer's Dad Gets His Moves From Joe Namath

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

There are acceptable ways of ending an interview. A handshake is the customary move, but even a simple nod and thank you can suffice. Asking for a kiss on the lips, however, probably isn't the best move (as Joe Namath demonstrated in 2003). Well that's the exact move that Herb Deshaies, father of Astros' announcer Jim Deshaies, pulled during an exhibition game on the MLB Network this afternoon. Here's the clip....



Awkward! I love that the announcers immediately went to the Namath comparison and Deshaies referred to his pops as a "masher". I have no idea what that means, but I think I can guess.

8 Comments:

I love Herb Deshaies!

TomahawkFlop said...
Mar 24, 2009, 3:21:00 PM  

Masher: A man who attempts to force his unwelcome attentions on a woman.

Sounds like a term out of the 1950s.

Mar 24, 2009, 3:26:00 PM  

I think it also means that, "that guy is so old, all of his food needs to be mashed before he can eat it".

GMoney said...
Mar 24, 2009, 4:12:00 PM  

I thought "masher" means guys who hit a lot of homeruns?

TomahawkFlop said...
Mar 24, 2009, 4:25:00 PM  

Masher: swings for the fences and often strikes out

Brian said...
Mar 24, 2009, 6:36:00 PM  

Yeah I saw this live and couldn't believe it. Awesome.

Matt Clapp said...
Mar 24, 2009, 7:53:00 PM  

Does this mean someone will be starting up.

[insert Astros sideline reporters name here].com

Ian said...
Mar 24, 2009, 8:01:00 PM  

Son Jimmy Deshaies handled it with aplomb. Great comeback especially regarding his Dad's hat. That's why he's one of the best in the booth.

Mar 26, 2009, 11:36:00 AM  

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