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November 18, 2007

Blast from the past: Denis Leary riffing on the Mel Gibson DUI

Filed under: baseball,fun,funny,history,News,sports,television,video — howdoyoujew @ 22:27

Thank you to Phyllis & Joel for reminding me of this gem:

Back in July of 2006, Mel Gibson was famously arrested for drunk driving, and exercised his constitutionally protected right to free speech by unleashing a tirade blaming Jews for, among other things, being responsible for all the wars in the world. You can find rants and commentary on this all over the web.

But that’s not the point here. My point here is that a couple of weeks after this incident, the talented actor/comedian Denis Leary joined the Red Sox TV broadcast crew in the booth, ostensibly to plug his Leary Firefighters Foundation and raise money for New Orleans firefighters after Katrina, but really to help call an inning and do his schtick. Well, after Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis assisted on the first out, things got interesting:

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