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Joba gets a mention on Gossip Girl

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 13, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

250px-gossip_girl_title_card.jpgOne pleasant sidelight of the blog has been getting e-mail from readers who have interesting jobs.

Music promoters, congressional aides, minor-league players, MTV executives and even a fairly high-ranking official in the Bush administration have written to blog headquarters. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people from all walks of life follow the Yankees.

Even people in Hollywood.

Have you ever watched the show Gossip Girl on The CW? I have not. It’s from noted Yankees fan Josh Schwartz, the guy who did The O.C., and is about privileged teenagers who attend an elite private school in New York City. It’s very popular. Kristen Bell is the narrator.

Well, if you watch the episode this coming Monday, pay attention. A well-placed source (not Josh) reveals that Captain will say to Nate, “The Yankees are on today. Joba’s been pitching lights out.”

Later in the show, the entire casts debates whether Joba should pump his fist after strikeouts and a fight breaks out beteen Serena and Blair. OK, I made that part up. But the rest is true.

So now Joba is part of popular culture. Not bad for a rookie. Maybe Saturday Night Live is next.

Tell you what, he could pull it off.

 
 

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24 Responses to “Joba gets a mention on Gossip Girl”

  1. S.A.-Just win games and trade Igawa for a candy bar May 13th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    That’s cool. :)

  2. DMan May 13th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I don’t watch it but the star, Blake Lively, is gorgeous.

  3. Whitey Fraud May 13th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I think it’s great that you’re in touch with yoru female side, Pete. (Just don’t get caught doing it in public.)

    Seriously, Joba on SNL? Why the hell not?

  4. Whitey Fraud May 13th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    yoru = your

  5. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop (aka Joe) May 13th, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I believe the high ranking Bush official is (former Press Secretary) Ari Fleischer.

  6. pat May 13th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    According to Ed Price’s Star Ledger Blog, Alex has not commented publicly but people who have spoken with him say he is shooting for a May 22 return to play

    It also says yesterdays MRI shows strain has now improved to a Grade 1.

  7. jennifer May 13th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Whitey Fraud

    Because snl stinks!

  8. JB May 13th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Did anyone see the article they showed on Lost a couple weeks back with the Yanks sweeping the Sox at fenway? Cano, Wang, and Joba were all in the ficticious account.

    What was weird was after reading it, the character Jack says “A-Rod…” all pissed but Alex is nowehere in the article at all.

    Pop culture y’all.

  9. saucY May 13th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    “Because snl stinks!”

    i’ve been told it’s much better lately.

    saturday night television doesn’t work for me though. if i’m up at that hour, i’m usually out somewhere. if i’m home, it’s probably because i’m sick and i’m in bed… asleep.

  10. saucY May 13th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    “Because snl stinks!”

    i’ve been told it’s much better lately.

    saturday night television doesn’t work for me though. if i’m up at that hour, i’m usually out somewhere. if i’m home, it’s probably because i’m sick and i’m in bed… asleep.

    is gossip girl a reality show? and by “priveleged” do you mean incredibly rich and spoiled?

  11. Dan May 13th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Wait, Pete, you claim to not have watched the show, yet you’re clued into the Blair/Serena rivalry? Methinks you know more about the show than you suggest.

  12. Khoa May 13th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Don’t act like you don’t watch Pete! Hahaha

  13. Buffalohead May 13th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I guess Franchise Phil has officially been dumped huh?

  14. ed in PR May 13th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Me thinks Pete has a man crush on Joba =]

  15. owlnation May 13th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    the entire casts debates whether Joba should pump his fist after strikeouts and a fight breaks out between Serena and Blair.

    Sorry Pete, but I don’t believe you don’t watch the show, you’ve pretty much summed up the storyline.

    I admit to watching it. I find the story to be pointless and uninteresting, but speaking as a cinematographer, it’s one of the best shot shows on TV.

    Such a pretty cast too. Always helps:)

  16. Marc May 13th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Pete,

    Good scoop!

    Now you gotta ask Joba if he’s going to use this to try an land a date with one of the leading ladies. ;)

    Marc

  17. Marc May 13th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    on second thoughts he better not…I don’t want him taking the route Carl Pavano took after dating Allysa Milano

  18. Joe May 13th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    According to my fiancee, this Joba mention never happened on the show.. sorry Peter

  19. Marc May 13th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Joe,

    This coming monday means next Monday May 19th. Unless your fience works in the industry or has a time machine and has seen next weeks episode she wouldn’t know as it hasn’t aired yet.

    Pete’s right.

  20. Peter Abraham May 13th, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Joe:

    does your fiancee live in the future? The show is on next Monday.

  21. Whitey Fraud May 13th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Jennifer. Yes, snl stinks. I think Amy Pohler is a blithering idiot. The big improvement for her this season is that she seems to be finally combing her hair before the camera starts rolling, although some Rogaine might be in order.

    The show was already pretty lame but when they dumped Chris Parnell, that was the death knell.

    I sure wish Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert was back on so I could watch that instead: ELO! Earth Wind and Fire! Foghat!

    Yeah!!

  22. Sforza May 13th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    holy smokes, my fault..

  23. Marc W May 13th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Joba on SNL that’d be awesome

  24. ryanloghry May 13th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Can anyone tell me what CW stands for? It’s been driving me nuts for months now.


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