Derek Holland Video: Watch Rangers Pitcher's Hilarious Stint as Weatherman

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2012

Who said the weather had to be boring?

Not since Brick Tamland has there been a more entertaining weatherman than Derek Holland of the Texas Rangers, who tried his hand at television station Dallas' WFAA on Friday.

And Holland was goofy and fun, although I'm not sure they taught him to incorporate Ed Bassmaster or Will Ferrell's impression of Harry Caray into the broadcasts at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala., where Holland studied journalism.

Of course, who hasn't wanted to wear a green shirt and become immersed in the images being projected on the green screen? That's totally on my "Quirky things to do before I die" bucket list.

Watching Holland try to deliver the weather and locate various things on the map was sort of painful, but in a hilarious "Aw, he is so lost up there it's comical" sort of way. I haven't seen a pitcher have such a difficult time locating since Rick Ankiel had to be switched to the outfield.

Maybe baseball players making cameos on the local news will become a fad. I mean, wouldn't you want to hear T. Plush—er, I meant Nyjer Morgan—reporting on a cat fashion show or something?


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