[TWoP bullpen; after lunch.]
Wing: I don't want to interfere with the picks, but can I suggest My Shocking Story: Half Man, Half Tree?
Miss Alli: You definitely can.
Wing: Shall I read the description?
Entire Bullpen: Obviously.
Wing: "32 year old Dede lives in a remote village in Indonesia with his two children, trying to care for them. Dede, a former fisherman, has an extraordinary skin condition: he has root like structures growing out of his body - branches that can grow up to 5cm a year and which protrude from his hands and feet, and welts covering his whole body. He is known locally as ‘Tree Man’" --
Miss Alli: By his incredibly uncreative neighbors.
Wing: I'm sure it's more colorful in the original Indonesian.
Sars: Come on, guys, calling him "Avon Barksdale"? You're not even trying!
Wing: [continues to read description; crowd is distracted by Tree Pun Olympics]
Sars: "Lord Of The Rings."
Miss Alli: "Twiggy."
Sars: "D.A. Arthur Branch."
Miss Alli: "Branch Rickey."
Joe R: D.A. Branch is played by Fred Thompson.
Joe R: Maaaaakin' a stump speech!
Wing: Hey, he just wants to know if the doctors can spruce him up a little.
Sars: Changin' his name back to Douglas...FIR God's sake. [pause] Gnarly.