1986 Bret Saberhagen Meets 2015 Bret Saberhagen On The Tonight Show
Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez didn't exist when he did it, but Kansas City Royals legend Bret Saberhagen won the 1985 World Series Most Valuable Player Award in just his second year as a big leaguer, instantly vaulting him into local icon status. Given that it was Kansas City and all, that meant he got to do a bunch of truck commercials. Yeeeeeehaw! Given that it was 1985, that meant he'd be rapping. DoPe!! The end result was so corny it was brilliant.
As it turns out, one of Jimmy Fallon's writers -- A.D. Miles -- looks, sounds and carries himself with the same adorable hokiness as a 21-year-old Bret Saberhagen. The next step was obvious: A.D. Miles had to put on a throwback Saberhagen jersey and rap about the Royals' playoff run (you can watch that, here). Wednesday night, Fallon trotted out 1986 Bret Saberhagen to congratulate Eric Hosmer and 2015 World Series MVP Salvador Perez with a snippety-snappety hipper-hop raperino song, which was great and everything until current Bret Saberhagen emerged from behind the curtain and punched his younger self in the gut.
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