I have always found it hard to take Bill Kurtis seriously to be honest. That absurdly affected voice just cries out for ridicule. If you looked in the dictionary under ‘pompous windbag blowhard’…what the hell are you still doing with a dictionary? This is 2010, we use Google. But I’m sure you get the point.
You can’t fool Cubs fans with shallow puffery and cut-rate baubles, however. When Kurtis starts throwing stuffed animals to the crowd like he’s King Midas on the royal throne tossing the minions some cake, good, honest Cubs fans get pissed enough to throw them back as if they are Ryan Howard home run balls. Take that you filthy Kurtis! “Play Ball”, indeed.