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I saw this video yesterday and I think more people need to enjoy this because it's completely insane:

FoxSports: Jim Bowden learns about stats on GM's Corner

Featuring Jon Daniels, Theo Epstein, Dayton Moore, Justin Upton, Kevin Goldstein, and Dave Cameron on Skype. Also a random bimbo who does the transitions in a voice more appropriate for a phone sex hotline.

If you are short on time, the last 15 seconds are worth the previous 11 minutes combined. But those 11 minutes are pretty good, too. Bowden comes off as a total creeper and I am left even more astounded than I already was that this man was a major league GM.

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I saw this video yesterday and I think more people need to enjoy this because it's completely insane:

FoxSports: Jim Bowden learns about stats on GM's Corner

Featuring Jon Daniels, Theo Epstein, Dayton Moore, Justin Upton, Kevin Goldstein, and Dave Cameron on Skype. Also a random bimbo who does the transitions in a voice more appropriate for a phone sex hotline.

If you are short on time, the last 15 seconds are worth the previous 11 minutes combined. But those 11 minutes are pretty good, too. Bowden comes off as a total creeper and I am left even more astounded than I already was that this man was a major league GM.

I'm almost speechless. I can't...I...I just don't have any words. It's not even that funny, just stunning.

Between Bowden's creepiness at the end and his stats' Tourettes throughout (he's channeling Steve Phillips at his absolute worst), the blonde woman, and how much Jon Daniels looks like the guy from She's Out Of My League...I recommend that everyone watch this video. Maybe even have it stickied.

I can feel my brain actually hurting.

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Bowden comes off as a total creeper and I am left even more astounded than I already was that this man was a major league GM.

Yeah, that's about right. How did he get the job to begin with? And how did he last? It's amazing, really... and not in a good way...

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Some very, very weird stuff. Fun to watch. I guess that was the point?

Going for the geek/fanboy crowd. What do they like the most in life? Boobs and numbers. Should of had them chugging beers and they would have the holy trinity for fanboys. Beer, Boobs and OBP!

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Link is not working for me, can someone repost it?

I checked several sites and it looks like the video has been taken down. A real pity. I will paraphrase the last 15 seconds for you, as this is really the best part:

Theo: So we've developed our own proprietary software called Carmine. . .

JimBo: Is she hot?

Theo *freezes, awkward silence*: ...uh hahaha...No, we named it that after the...the Red Sox used to be called the Carmine Hose, and the White Sox were the Pale Hose, so yeah, we named it Carmine after that...no, not hot, I think it might be a guy actually.

JimBo *loses interest*: Oh.

*cuts away*

JimBo *buxom woman sitting on his lap*: So there you have it. Stats may not be everything. But these stats make me happy. *stares down woman's shirt*

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Link:

http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=6d9c8728-fff9-4308-9ccc-df1a5f0d0c22&from=IV2_en-us_foxsports_videocentral

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No more excuses! Everyone watch! :laughlol:

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Link:

http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=6d9c8728-fff9-4308-9ccc-df1a5f0d0c22&from=IV2_en-us_foxsports_videocentral

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No more excuses! Everyone watch! :laughlol:

That version didn't have Bowden looking down anyone's shirt. Guess you had to be there...

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Wow, they cut about 5 seconds off the end. I think it used to be 11:31 in length. Must've taken it down to do some quick fixing.

So does this mean FoxSports sticks up videos without really watching them first? If this vid hadn't exploded all over the blogosphere the last couple of days, would they have ever noticed? Very interesting.

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Wow, they cut about 5 seconds off the end. I think it used to be 11:31 in length. Must've taken it down to do some quick fixing.

So does this mean FoxSports sticks up videos without really watching them first? If this vid hadn't exploded all over the blogosphere the last couple of days, would they have ever noticed? Very interesting.

I don't doubt what you said about the original, shorty.

Marge Simpson: Wow! Fox turned into a porno channel so gradually I didn't even notice..."

Par for the course, til they have to pull a video and do a slight edit.

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I'm almost speechless. I can't...I...I just don't have any words. It's not even that funny, just stunning.

Between Bowden's creepiness at the end and his stats' Tourettes throughout (he's channeling Steve Phillips at his absolute worst), the blonde woman, and how much Jon Daniels looks like the guy from She's Out Of My League...I recommend that everyone watch this video. Maybe even have it stickied.

I can feel my brain actually hurting.

Daniels looks young. Maybe I could get a career as a GM. :scratchchinhmm:

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