Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Phillies’

Clayton: Daddy 2B!

June 20, 2010

“Happy Father’s Day soon to you [Clayton Morris]: Soon enough it will be Happy Father’s Day for you.”* So declared Fox & Friends colleague Dave Briggs to co-host Clayton as a beaming co-anchor Alisyn Camerota gave Clayton her rapt attention. Biting his fingernail and grinning sheepishly, Clayton confirmed, “To me. Isn’t that crazy? Yeah, I’m going to be a new dad.”

Smiling, Clayton bent down on the curvy couch, saying, ” I got a new gift actually already…. Check this out.” When he proudly displayed a baby jumper with his fave Phillies emblazoned on it, Aly cooed, “Oh, my gosh. That’s adorable.” Interjecting, Dave asked, “Now we don’t know boy or girl yet, right?” Clayton answered, “No, don’t know boy or girl so we have to get neutral colors and a lot of dots.”

In response, Dave promised, “I will get some Rockies, Red Sox gear on the way for little Morris.” Aly kiddingly added, “I’ll get some pink stuff.” Turning serious, she stated, “We’re very excited about a new member of the Fox & Friends family. Concurring, Dave exclaimed, “Congratulations!”

Interestingly, Clayton, apparently now divorced from Sara Batterson, failed to mention the mother-to-be of his child. However, yesterday Clayton’s rumored paramour Natali del Conte (who is expecting her baby in August) Tweeted, “My mom and sister are throwing me the baby shower of the century today. Big production at the Del Conte house today.” Like Clayton, Del Conte does not know if her baby is a boy or a girl according to  del Conte’s response to a Twitter follower. N.B. To the author’s knowledge, neither Clayton nor del Conte has publicly confirmed rumors that Clayton is the father.

*Fox & Friends Weekend (Sunday) – 06/20/10 (@8:32 a.m. ET)

Chris “Quiets” Kiran

October 28, 2009

Although the Twitter followers of American Morning co-host Kiran Chetry (recently Tweet reticent) may want to hear more from her, her hubby Chris Knowles does not. At least, that is, after 8:57 p.m. ET tonight. [The World Series between Chris’ Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees begins at that time.]

Today, initially, Kiran did not appear ready to fully embrace her new role as baseball widow. In fact, as AM co-anchor John Roberts read a headlines story about the Phillies trying to repeat their championship bid this year, Kiran remarked, “My husband said to me yesterday, ‘Don’t speak to me after 7:57.” Then when she segued to meteorologist Rob Marciano, she asked, “Would you ever tell your wife, ‘Don’t talk to me after 7:57?'” Rob replied, “No, I wouldn’t do that.”

Looking straight into the camera as if to Chris, Kiran responded. “See that!” Rob elaborated, “But, you know as you go along in a marriage, I think you get a little bit more leeway with that kind of talk.” Kiran laughed. Rick continued, “So, I think, you know, maybe, CK gets away with that stuff.”

When Rob tossed back to Kiran and John, a somewhat unctuously sympathetic John queried, “He really said, ‘Don’t talk to me after 7:57?” Kiran answered, “I think he was kidding.” Seeming to relish albeit ostensibly bemoaning Chris’ assertiveness, Kiran explained, “Well, first he said, ‘What are you making me to eat for the game.’ Then he said that.” Seemingly surprised, a smiling John gritted his teeth, arched his eyebrows, and mouthed, “What!” Kiran giggled with girlish glee.

Perhaps, after the game, Chris will “let” Kiran talk, or, at least, purr!

Clayton: Wolf! Wolf!

October 18, 2009

Fox & Friends Weekend falls short again: what a wager waste! Dave Briggs returned, and the fans were spurned. The Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor paid up his lost bet with a plug nickel and, not surprisingly, his hapless co-host Clayton Morris happily accepted it.

As the reader may recall, Clayton announced that the loser of the Philadelphia Phillies/Colorado Rockies wager would wear the opposing team’s uniform for the entire show and serve up the winner’s hometown delicacies. After the Rockies lost and Dave subsequently returned, the author cautioned Dave not to “welch” on his bet the way he had accused Kilmeade of doing. Dave Tweeted, “[Y]es @Jakeho I will pay up on the bet, Sunday & it will hurt.”

Today instead of biting the bullet and putting on his full Phillies regalia from the get-go, Dave waited until the very last minute of the show (9:59 a.m. ET) and served up Philadelphia cheesesteaks in simply a Phillies baseball cap and jersey. The more jaded Fox & Friends viewer probably expected this half-hearted and partially fulfilled promise to the fans. After all, Clayton had let Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson out of their lost Philadelphia Eagles/New York Giants wager after tantalizing the F&F audience for weeks with a similarly humbling outcome.

Fooled me once, shame on you, Clayton. Fooled me twice, shame on me! Lesson learned. What was that again, Clayton? Wolf?

Clayton: Dave “to Pay Up”

October 16, 2009

Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor Dave Briggs is glad to be home–for now. Yesterday, Dave Tweeted, “Back from Buenos Aires, bummed about my Rockies but happy to be back in the US.” Today as both he and his co-host Clayton Morris promoted Saturday’s show on F&F today, Clayton welcomed Dave back in his inimitable fashion.

When F&F co-anchor Steve Doocy segued to Clayton and Dave to preview the program, Clayton pointed at Dave and declared, “And, by the way, you’re going to pay up on your Phillies’ bet: you lost! We’re going to be doing that on the show.” Dave grimaced, nodded, and said, “Uh-huh.”

Two weeks ago Sunday Dave and Clayton announced that they would bet on the series between Dave’s Colorado Rockies and Clayton’s Philadelphia Phillies. Last weekend, having solicited viewer input as to the terms of the wager, Clayton presented the agreement in Dave’s absence. I.e., whoever lost the bet would appear in the cap and uniform of the opposing team for the full show and serve the winner delicacies from his home town. E.g., if Clayton won, Dave would put on Philly regalia and present Clayton with Philly cuisine.

If Dave is true to his word (and Clayton correctly stated the terms of the bet), viewers will get to see waiter Dave in action. Instead of dispensing Royal Red Robin burgers, he will be serving up Philly cheesesteaks in his Phillies accoutrements. Tomorrow should be quite entertaining.

Dave, don’t pull a Kilmeade, or, as you would say, “welch” on your wager!

Update: Apparently, Clayton actually meant that Dave would “pay up” sometime this weekend, not necessarily on the show tomorrow. Dave clarified, “[Y]es @Jakeho I will pay up on the bet, Sunday & it will hurt.” Another F&FW source added that Dave will be serving up Clayton’s favorite cheesesteaks from John’s Roast Pork in south Philly.

Aly: “Strip Wagering?”

October 4, 2009

Co-hosts Dave Briggs’ and Clayton Morris announced an upcoming wager on the outcome of the upcoming series between Dave’s Colorado Rockies and Clayton’s Philadelphia Phillies in the first round of the baseball playoffs. Asking viewers for their input, Dave suggested, “Clearly, it will involve some clothing. Maybe, something embarrassing for Clayton after the Phillies lose.” Clayton agreed, “Something embarrassing.” As a saucy aside, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota asked, “What is this? Strip wagering?”

Later after Aly segued to meteorologist Rick Reichmuth, Rick remarked, “Hey, somebody just Tweeted me and said that the loser has to appear shirtless.” Clayton commented, “Between Dave and I? You don’t want to see that.” Rick replied, “No. I think Aly was included in that, too.” Abashed, Aly tittered: Then, swallowing hard, she asserted, “I’m not playing in this contest.” Not quite ready to end the discussion, Clayton stated, “One of us would have to appear shirtless.” Off camera, Dave declared, “That’s not a good idea.”

Except for certain frisky female fans, F&F viewers would probably tend to concur with Dave. At least, with regard to himself and Clayton. As to Aly, that might be another proposition altogether!

Gretch: “Let’s Not Bring That Up”

September 26, 2008

Tuesday Steve Doocy told the Fox & Friends viewers that Gretchen Carlson was away “on assigment” after her shellacking by Shepard Smith Monday. Today Brian Kilmeade and Steve welcomed Gretch back from the West Coast. No mention of the assignment or what that may have entailed was mentioned.

When Geraldo Rivera appeared later to promo his weekend show, he alluded to Shep’s cutting criticism of F&F indirectly. After Brian read a story about a bomb scare at the Philladelphia Phillies over some left-over foil-wrapped franks. Geraldo said, “Shepard Smith is going to complain about you reading that story: It’s all hotdogs!” Gretch responded, “Let’s not bring that up, shall we?

One can’t blame Gretch for wanting Shep’s appearance to remain in the can. An F&F segment hasn’t been panned that pointedly by an Fox News colleague on air since Chris Wallace zinged the F&F co-hosts for Obama bashing earlier this year. Moreover, Gretchen hasn’t been that dismissed since her attempted questioning of Jackie Mason in his earlier appearances.