Last night would have been my first night watching an entire episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. It started at 11:30 PM ET, and I was already struggling. I wanted to have a post up about this last night, but I did the smart thing and called it quits just before midnight. I figured the show’s producer would keep me up at least another hour and send Rob Lowe on stage before Harper got anywhere near it. I did the right thing in folding my cards when I became sleepy it appears.
Kimmel lobbed a few humor softballs at Harper last night, including his experience of getting called up that first night in Los Angeles, the fan that mooned the camera when he doubled off the wall for his first big league knock, and superstitions.
Here’s whathe said about his superstitions–something I’ve never heard him really talk about–and it involved Eggo Waffles.
“I get to the field at 12:00 for a 7:05 game, and it starts from there. I shower seven times while I’m at the field and I don’t even need too. Yeah, it’s bad. As long as … I’m doing good or my team’s winning, I’m gonna keep doing the same thing. Wearing the same undershirt, I mean, I eat Eggo waffles. It has to be Eggo before the game. I mean, it’s really weird. PB and honey, I mean, I’m really superstitious.”
I like Eggo Waffles though I don’t know how peanut butter and honey would do with them. You had to figure Harper was a pretty superstitious guy being of the throwback mold. This is probably the first of many late-night television appearances for him.
Recap and image via DC Sports Bog
UPDATE: Here”s the video