I Definitely Do Not Remember a Mustachioed Will Ferrell Drinking Beer and Brawling on a Minor League Mound

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I Definitely Do Not Remember a Mustachioed Will Ferrell Drinking Beer and Brawling on a Minor League Mound

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A few years ago, Will Ferrell took MLB Spring Training by storm, dressing up for 10 different teams while playing every position on the field. It was awesome.

If you saw it, I think you’d remember it:

But what I was completely unaware of until today is that it wasn’t the first time he’s taken the field. Ten years ago (almnost to the day, actually), Will Ferrell … excuse me, right-hander Billy Ray “Rojo” Johnson made an appearance for (the Houston Astros affiliated) Round Rock Express team in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.

According to the Round Rock Express:

On May 6, 2010, the #RRExpress debuted Venezuelan Rojo Johnson at #DellDiamond. Despite a past criminal history of illegal involvement in the iguana market which resulted in his incarceration, Johnson gave Express fans a memorable, and unorthodox, one-day performance. The right-handed hurling Johnson bears a striking resemblance to American comedic actor Will Ferrell…

Here’s Johnson’s one-pitch debut, complete with beer chugging, an attempted beaning, an all-out brawl, and an almost immediate ejection:



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami