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A hairy situation

Posted by Katie Johnston Chase April 5, 2007 07:42 PM


So my husband and I were watching the Red Sox game on NESN Wednesday night while he tried to teach me to play chess. At one point when we were focused on the cardboard chess board, the announcers started giggling like schoolgirls, so we looked up to see what was so funny. The object of ridicule was a shirtless man in the crowd (on a cold night in Kansas City) with an extremely hairy chest.

Rem Dawg and Don Orsillo were so fascinated by his "carpet fresh" torso that they started drawing sports-announcer-like lines on his shoulders to point out the hair on his shoulders, laughing hysterically all the while. (Apparently nothing interesting was going on during the game at the time.) They even got the camera guy to get another angle of the shirtless man, and sure enough, his back was just as furry. "I told you it connects!" one of them said triumphantly. More guffawing. And then they started going on about how it used to be "chic" to have a hairy chest, but when it connects from front to back, it isn't chic anymore.

Maybe they were just giddy because it was the second Red Sox game of the season, and Josh Beckett (above) was doing well, and we were winning. Maybe there wasn't enough oxygen in the booth. Or maybe the sight of a hairy chest is all it takes to make two grown men get a serious case of the giggles.

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