Yo, Joe Piscopo?

Joe_PiscopoWhat, Jerry Blavat couldn’t find a red Kangol to wear?

Earlier, we posted the Phillies opening day schedule of events. It includes the normal fare – mummers, boys choir, parachutes – and a list of those throwing out the first pitch: Mike Schmidt, George Brett (nice Royals-WS tie-in) and Joe Piscopo:

4:00 p.m. Ceremonial First Pitches: Hall of Famer, 1980 World Champion and NL MVP MikeSchmidt and Hall of Famer, former Royals third baseman and 1980 AL MVP George Brett will throw out ceremonial first balls.

Joe Piscopo, Saturday Night Live alumni and comic legend, representing Modell’s Sporting Goods, will also throw a first ball.

Hold up.


Because nothing says Philly like a G-list celebrity from Passaic, New Jersey.

This has been know for several days, but it seems most of you just caught onto this (Modell’s sponsored) appearance, taking to the Tweets to voice your confusion.

This guy must have the greatest agent ever. I always hear his name, but until about, oh, twenty minutes ago, I couldn’t tell you what he did. I thought he was a politician. Nope. Former SNL guy. Also, Devils fan:

Piscopo’s second wife, Kimberly Driscoll, filed for divorce on July 10, 2006. Piscopo is a resident of Lebanon Township, New Jersey,[4] and is an avid New Jersey Devils fan. Piscopo starred in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Gateway Playhouse in August 2009, playing 8 performance per week for a three week run.

Fucking. Cool.

Twitter reactions after the jump.



  1. I wonder if Modell’s is supplying the Fila track suit and Reebok Classics this two-bit deago is going to sport today. Also, sources are saying his go-to hurl is a greaseball. Fucking black turtleneck, Jesus Christ.

  2. Jerry Newman, former State Farm policy holder

    April 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Just another attempt from the Phillies to draw attention away from another Philly team that is hot right now (Flyers) by bringing in an SNL legend to throw out a first pitch. He looks like Jeff Goldblum after Lasik in that photo, by the way. Congrats on the surgery since he can see 20/20 without the Coke bottle billboard frames.

  3. The only time I ever heard of him was that line in that GEX game that the gecko kept repeating until you threw your N64 through your CRT: “Don’t take career advice from Joe Piscopo!”

  4. Wow Jersey Joe who is a die hard Yankees fan! I just looked at his twitter and there is was at the Yankees home opener! And the sell out even put our Philly Jersey on! I cant believe his old ass didnt have a heart attack throwing the ball! the only good thing he did was bang that hot blond and after he couldnt get it up she dumped his ass! LOL phillies own Joe Shitcopo! wow Philly, im ashamed! And Modell,s should Know better! unreal !

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