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Mike Celizic: one man's journey from HatGuy to....SnuggieGuy?

by Ricky O'Donnell on February 6, 2009 at 2:26AM


FireJoeMorgan created a few stars in its heyday. For example, without Ken Tremendous and friends, few would have ever known the true wonder of David Eckstein, let alone the fact that he approached home plate every day swinging a magical three inch candy cane.  Darin Erstad saw his profile rise during the FJM administration, as well. How else would the public know that Erstad played football punted at the University of Nebraska? Surely, no sports writer or TV announcer would have ever leaked that delicious bit of information.

But perhaps no one benefited from FJM quite like Mike Celizic. Without the men behind Fremulon, Celizic would be just another VORP-bashing, Derek Jeter-loving old man baseball columnist. There's nothing too special about that. But because of FJM, Celizic became something so much more.

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HatGuy.

Though FireJoeMorgan passed away in November, I have to imagine Ken Tremendous, dak, and Junior are smiling down on us from FJM Heaven right now (a place, as you may remember, where Adam Dunn never stops clogging the bases). They should be basking in the glory of their finest hour. For today, HatGuy no longer writes about baseball, he now writes about........Snuggies.

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Yes, the immortal HatGuy was on hand Wednesday in the bestest city in the world to observe the heart pounding drama of Matt Lauer trying on a Snuggie for the first time. Apparently those are the type of assignments you get after insisting Alex Rodriguez is terrible at baseball in spite of, you know, mounting statistical evidence.

But, Jesus: HatGuy. Writing about Snuggies. Everything just seems right in the world.
 
[h/t to a friend's tumblr]






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not going to lie. those look fucking comfortable.

Natalie Morales...Yes please

Great article, I think you covered everything there. . . I would say freelancing is quite hard especially if you are not used to working on your own, can be quite hard to motivate yourself also. . . we all know what it is like to stare at the monitor.

Great article, I think you covered everything there. . . I would say freelancing is quite hard especially if you are not used to working on your own, can be quite hard to motivate yourself also. . . we all know what it is like to stare at the monitor.


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