Man has never wondered — definitely not aloud, and likely not to himself, either — if it would be possible to write two posts regarding the video for Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life” on a baseballing-themed blog within the span of just three or four days.
A pity, that, as the present dispatch does, in fact, represent the second such post in just such a span of days.
The object of this post: to identify all (or even one) of the baseball players in same video. A combination of Baseball Reference and the fusiform gyrus part of the author’s brain have conspired to start the list, as seen below.
The readership is invited to add to said list — or to sit there, mouth agape, staring into an uncertain future. Either one.
0:45 – Tug McGraw
0:47 – Billy Sims*
0:58 – Tug McGraw, again
1:00 – Rick Dempsey
1:10 – Ivan Calderon (I think)
1:17 – Roger Clemens
1:43 – Harold Baines and Scott Fletcher
2:36 – Wade Boggs, Luis Sanchez (covering first), and (I think) Rod Carew
3:22 – Dan Schatzeder*
*Represents reader feedback.
In conclusion, here’s a GIF of a gentleman taking precautionary measures:
Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.