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Will Ferrell reflects on his wacky baseball experiment with David Letterman

Chris Cwik
Big League Stew

Former baseball legend/actor Will Ferrell has received a lot of attention after last Thursday's stunt. In case you somehow missed it, Ferrell played 10 positions with 10 different teams while raising over $1 million for cancer patients. 

Now that Ferrell has had some time to reflect on his brief career, he appeared on "The Late Show" with David Letterman in order to discuss the highs and lows of being a big leaguer. 

Given all the hot takes about the event, it's actually pretty refreshing to see Ferrell discuss how the players felt about the stunt. For example, the Arizona Diamondbacks didn't take too kindly to Ferrell's rousing speech about an 11-run rally. 

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For the most part, though, it seemed like good fun. While it's clear Ferrell had a good time, it's also great to hear him talk about being terrified in the batter's box. Hitting a 90 mph fastball is difficult for some professionals, so it's perfectly reasonable for Ferrell to be afraid up there. And the fact that pitchers were smiling at him, well, that would be a bit unsettling. 

As Ferrell noted, one of the highs from the event was fouling off a pitch. Considering the circumstances, that was actually pretty impressive. 

Ferrell waits until the end of the interview to answer the question on everyone's mind, though. Yes, he is still hoping to continue his baseball career. Though he was cut or traded from all 10 teams he played for, Ferrell thinks he "turned some heads" out there. 

In an offseason in which Edinson Volquez can get $20 million, why can't a 47-year-old with limited baseball skills at least get another one-day contract? 

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik


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