with Jerry Blevins (NY Mets), Eric Byrnes (Former MLB) & Sam Morril (People Talking Sports)
Mon September 24th, 2018
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $15 / $20
Day of Show: $15 / $25
So much has changed since 2008. An incompetent Republican was in the White House, Guantanamo Bay was open for business, and New York City was buzzing about a spunky, start-up, sports-comedy talk show called 12 Angry Mascots. It’s been 7+ years since their last live show, but Neil Janowitz (Vulture) and Scott Rogowsky (HQ Trivia) are dusting off the uniforms and teaming up once again to celebrate the 10 years of their cult comedy collaboration, featuring sports-centric sketch, stand-up, and celebrity guests.
Table Seating: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing Room: $15
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
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12 Angry Mascots
Jerry Blevins (NY Mets)
Jerry Blevins is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. He previously played for the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals.
Eric Byrnes (Former MLB)
Eric James Byrnes is a San Francisco Bay Area native who grew up in Woodside, CA and attended St. Francis High School (Mountain View) where he excelled playing both football and baseball in the prestigious West Catholic Athletic League. Byrnes regularly competed against fellow major leaguer Pat Burrell (Bellermine Prep) and future NFL Hall of Fame’r Tom Brady (Serra) in both sports. After his senior year Byrnes was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1994 Major League Baseball draft but elected to attend UCLA on an athletic scholarship.
At UCLA, Byrnes was an All American outfielder and multiple time recipient of the Bruin Academic Award, given to the player with the highest GPA. After a trip to the College World Series in 1997, Byrnes was drafted by the Houston Astros but again chose to put professional baseball on hold in favor of education. In 1998, after his Senior year, Byrnes was drafted for the 3rd time and eventually signed with the Oakland Athletics. Byrnes was elected into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Byrnes made his Major League debut with the Oakland A’s against the Cleveland Indians on August 22, 2000. He singled sharply up the middle in his first at bat against All Star Chuck Finley and finished the day 2-4 with a stolen base and 2 runs scored. He also nearly incited a bench clearing brawl with his aggressive style of play. Byrnes was part of the 2002 Oakland A’s “Moneyball” team that broke a modern day record with 20 consecutive wins.
In 2003, Byrnes hit in 22 consecutive games and while playing against his favorite childhood team, the San Francisco Giants, Byrnes became the 1st player in AT&T Park history to hit for the cycle. Byrnes played parts of 6 seasons with the A’s and was a member of 4 playoff teams.
During several winters throughout Byrnes’ Major League career he played for the Licey Tigres of the prestigious Dominican Winter League. In 2002 Byrnes became the 1st American player in over 20 years to win the leagues Most Valuable Player award. Byrnes played a total of 5 winters between 2002 and 2010 and won 2 Dominican League championships with Licey. Along the way, Byrnes, who is bilingual, immersed himself in the Dominican culture and became somewhat of a cult hero. He earned the nickname “Captain America” from the Dominican faithful with his all out style of play. Although, his teammates simply called him “Loco.”
In 2005, Byrnes was traded to the Colorado Rockies and then 2 weeks later was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He was released by the Orioles at the end of the 2005 season.
Byrnes signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006 and went on to hit 26 home runs and steal 25 bases. While playing for the Diamondbacks in 2007, Byrnes became the 11th player in Major League history to hit 20 home runs and steal 50 bases. That same year he won the “Fielding Bible Award,” handed out to baseball’s best defensive left fielder. During Byrnes’ time with the Diamondbacks, he hosted and co produced the Emmy award winning “Eric Byrnes Show” on Fox Sports Arizona. The 30 minute once a month show provided viewers with an in depth look into a major leaguers life on and off the field.
Byrnes went on to play parts of 11 big league seasons with the Oakland A’s, Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners. He compiled 109 career home runs and 129 stolen bases.
In 2010 Byrnes walked away from baseball and began a career in broadcasting. He has since worked for ESPN, FOX, SiriusXM and KNBR. Byrnes is currently an analyst with MLB Network. His unique and straightforward approach has helped him become one of the most entertaining and polarizing broadcasters in sports television.
Ever since his playing days, Byrnes has always been progressive in his thinking on ways to improve the game of baseball. In 2015 and 2016, he partnered with the independent league San Rafael Pacifics and Sports Vision, a Bay Area technology company responsible for creating the Pitch F/X system. The trio conducted two different experiments with the implementation of an automated strike zone. In 2016, HBO Real Sports covered the experiment and helped fuel a national debate on whether ball and strike calls should continue to be called by human umpires while the technology is now available to make sure every pitch is called correctly.
In 2011, Byrnes completed his first full distance Ironman triathlon and as of November of 2017 he has completed 11 full distance Ironman’s. In June of 2016 Byrnes completed the grueling Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run where he was the subject and executive producer of the award winning documentary “Diamond To The Rough.”
On April 21st, 2018, as part of a fundraiser for non-toxic lymphoma treatment research, Byrnes competed in the Napa Valley 12 Hour Ultra Speed Golf Competition and set a new WORLD RECORD by completing 245 holes.
Byrnes is an avid supporter of the Pat Tillman Foundation, Challenged Athletes Foundation and Fit Kids. He resides in Half Moon Bay, Truckee and New York City with his wife Tarah, a former Miss California USA 2002, and their 3 children, Chloe, Cali and Colton.
Sam Morril (People Talking Sports)
Sam Morril, one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City, is also one of the best joke writers in the scene today. How do you know that’s true? Because he is writing this bio, and he wouldn’t lie about that to get extra work.
In 2011, Sam won The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” More recently, Sam has been seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and “Conan” on TBS for multiple appearances.
He’s also been on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, @Midnight, and Inside Amy Schumer. Sam recorded his debut album on Comedy Central records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists. He also released his very own half-hour Comedy Central special.
Sam was the host of his very own show on MSG called “People Talking Sports”, which ran for two seasons and received an Emmy nomination. Emmy nominated, baby!
Sam also just finished taping his first hour special on Comedy Central — it’ll be premiered this year in 2018, so be on the lookout!
You can see Sam regularly at The Comedy Cellar in New York City, and some other clubs. He even pops into those pretentious indy hipster shows, and is regularly on the road hitting new cities.
Now is your chance to see Sam. Do it soon before you catch swine flu or something. It’s out there!