Last Tuesday, four great ballplayers were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz. And right after, they appeared on the David Letterman Show to deliver the Top Ten List. "Things I said when I first heard I made the Hall of Fame."
Some of the jokes work better if you know the history of the players, though Letterman at least does a good job explaining their credentials.
A couple things might help:
Randy Johnson's nickname (he's 6'10") was The Big Unit.
And pitcher Pedro Martinez of the Boston Red Sox (the huge rivals of the New York Yankees)( once famously said -- after being badly beaten by the Yankees a few times in a row -- that the Yankees were his "daddy." From that point on for the rest of the career, whenever Martinez would play in Yankee Stadium, New York fans would rhythmically chant along with the organ playing , "Who's...Your...Da-ddy?"
There's one other joke from Randy Johnson that won't make sense, but they insert a video immediately after to explain.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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