It begins. There is a celebrity in that helicopter. What can possibly go wrong?
Get to the chopper! #FerrellTakesTheField pic.twitter.com/HvkfJSIxxS— MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2015
There is drama. Our hero hasn't arrived.
Ferrell was supposed to play in the fifth inning here. Bottom of the sixth and he’s not here. #SFGiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 13, 2015
A semi-national audience was kept in suspense. Would funnyman Will Ferrell make his Giants debut?
Programming note: We will carry all of Will Ferrell's appearance on @CSNAuthentic when it happens coming up from Arizona— SportsNet Central (@SNCAuthentic) March 13, 2015
Also, how many times do people actually use "funnyman Will Ferrell"?
Good gravy, people. Try harder.
Before one hero arrives, another must depart!
Buster Posey, who was supposed to be part of this Ferrell thing, just packed his gear and left. #SFGiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 13, 2015
All hope is lost.
Chopper arriving. pic.twitter.com/XpF8Nj4nte— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 13, 2015
His first assignment: Hit off Jean Machi. Careful, Will Ferrell! He throws gas!
Why, I bet he won't even make ...
Or maybe he just read the Blaine Gabbert news on the ticker.
Then, a trade!
BREAKING: Will Ferrell has been traded to the #SFGiants #FerrellTakesTheField pic.twitter.com/1Mw3jiYc3A— World Champs (@SFGiants) March 13, 2015
MLBTR reported that Rob Schneider was on the table, but the White Sox chose to take Greg Proops and a comedian to be named later instead.
The Giants' decided to try out Ferrell at catcher instead of DH.
/Wilin Rosario nods, takes notes
Bruce Bochy had seen enough.
But he hadn't seen enough of funnyman Will Ferrell, which is a good thing, too, because Get Hard is coming out on March 27!
And that's the story of when Will Ferrell hit against, then played for, the Giants. You might think it was a publicity stunt, but ... well ... okay, it was a publicity stunt. But it's more than Jarrett Parker got when the Giants jerked him around last year, and Ferrell will probably get a pension.
I wonder if someone will take a picture of Ferrell in a Giants uniform, and then write a naughty Anchorman quote about San Diego in impact font! We can only hope. We can only hope.