Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show on CBS, was in Chicago this weekend to tape some segments. As WGN reports, Colbert went to Wrigley Field dressed in disguise as a hot dog vender named “Donny Franks,” who had long hair and a goatee. One of his customers was Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Video from ESPN.
Colbert also interviewed a Wrigley Field hot dog vender named Rocco Caputo. As Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports, Caputo told Colbert that he was one of four vendors named Rocco. “That’s the most Chicago thing I’ve ever heard,” Colbert said.
The Cubs clinched the NL Central title late on Thursday evening when the Giants beat the Cardinals, so they can afford to have some fun between now and the end of the regular season.
ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.
O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”
“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.
O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.
He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.
O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.
He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.