He has been a NASCAR driver and a player/coach in the ABA, and was part of the first all-male team to win an Olympic gold in pairs figure skating, but Will Ferrell has yet to achieve the greatest milestone of his fake-athletic career.
Ferrell — in partnership with Major League Baseball and HBO — will play all nine baseball positions at spring training on Thursday. The pre-season Cactus League has eight games scheduled for Thursday, and according to ESPN, “Ferrell reportedly will fly by helicopter to each site and play.”
“The eight games on Thursday’s Cactus League schedule have staggered starting times, with the first at 3 p.m. ET and the last at 9:15 p.m.,” ESPN reports. “At least two games reportedly had their times moved to accommodate Ferrell’s schedule.”
While this might seem like a ridiculous stunt, at least it’s for a good cause. HBO is filming the day’s events to include it in a cancer awareness special.
Whatever the reason, I’m going to be disappointed if “Rojo Johnson” doesn’t make at least one appearance.