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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Now this is funny

`Restless' Brewers prove to be budding soap stars

Milwaukee took time before Wednesday's game against San Francisco to catch shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Bill Hall and pitchers Chris Capuano and Jeff Suppan appear on the top-rated CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

The results?

A smashing hit and a lot of laughs.

Hardy thinks he'll get the brunt of the teasing. After all, he's the single guy that teenage girls admire when they come to Miller Park, where some even wear "Mrs. Hardy" shirts.

Hardy may have attracted some new older fans with the show-stopping line.

The players' scene involves them visiting the office of Jack Abbott (played by Peter Bergman) at a photo op during his campaign for Wisconsin state senate. His sexy colleague Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford) bursts in and gushes over finding the Brewers. Before Newman is yanked out of the room, Hardy says, "She can warm up with me anytime."
Did anybody else know that show is based in Wisconsin?

Here's another funny part:

Maybe too relaxed for Capuano, who wasn't immune from a slip-up. His teammates pestered him relentlessly for a quick glance below eye-level at Stafford during the scene.

"He kind of took his eyes away from head level," Hall said. "He lost eye contact for a second, but what are you going to do?"

Capuano, who is not married, called his acting "Shakespearean" and was stoic about what happened in the crucial moment.

"I was drawn to the shininess of her shirt," he said.
Guy needs to work on his excuses.

Oh, and as I write this, the Brewers are up 7-5 in the top of the 8th, 6 outs away from sweeping the Giants.

UPDATE - Sweep! And Bonds went 0-6 with three walks in the series. No record for you!