OK, so it wasn’t a regulation baseball. Some noses must be protected.
But Clayton Kershaw was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night where they tried to pull off the William Tell routine, albeit with Kershaw throwing rubber baseballs at an apple resting upon Kimmel’s head.
What could go wrong?
“It’s still going to hurt my head if you hit me in the face with it,” Kimmel said.
“No promises,” Kershaw said, prophetic and all.
A man can have only so much control while throwing lightweight rubber balls and wearing a sports coat.
“OK, do your best and try not to hit me in the face,” Kimmel said.
And where would the fun be in that?
Kimmel was wearing safety goggles, which turned out to be a very good idea since on Kershaw’s fourth throw he nailed him in the goggles, which at least jarred his head enough to knock off the apple.
“Well,” said Kimmel, “sometimes you knock it off the hard way.”