KANSAS CITY -- Brendan Ryan has long entertained his teammates with his outgoing personality and non-stop chatter, but the Mariners' shortstop went national on Monday in a live interview with Chris Rose on MLB Network's Intentional Talk.
While the interview went everywhere from judging manager Eric Wedge's former mustache to teammate Munenori Kawasaki's crazy dancing, Ryan felt it was dragging a little until they asked him to do a couple impersonations.
After dropping a little Robert DeNiro and Christopher Walken, Ryan decided to finish up with a Harry Caray bit that included a fairly off-color ending. It was the familiar baseball joke about seeing a couple kissing in the stands and noting that "he was kissing her on the strikes and she was kissing him ..."
As Ryan rolled out the punch line, his teammates were rolling on the floor while watching the show in the visitor's clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium.
"I wanted to finish strong," said Ryan.
"He's one of a kind," said outfielder Casper Wells.