Judd Apatow, director of such comedy classics as 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, has been slotted to direct six episodes of the White Sox this upcoming season.
“I’m ecstatic about the potential for this show. The 2012 White Sox roster has all the elements already in place for comedic gold,” Apatow stated. “I mean, look at it, you have a rookie manager taking over a team that’s made up of an almost all-rookie bullpen, old and slow players and, of course, Adam Dunn. How many times did he strike out last year – like a thousand? It’s going to be hilarious.”
Apatow relieved die-hard fans of the team by specifically mentioning that he was not going to deviate from the storyline that has made recent seasons so popular.
“All the staples of the White Sox are going to remain in place for these episodes,” he said. “Terrible pitching, bad fundamentals and awful defense. There’s going to be lots of bloopers.”
Fans can tune into the six episodes on June 18-20 with the Cubs coming to U.S. Cellular Field and July 20-22 when the Sox face off against the Tigers.
“For the Cubs series I don’t really plan on interfering at all. I’m just going to let the cameras roll. As a director, it comes to a point where you can’t make something funnier than it already is,” said the veteran director. “I don’t want to give too much away but I’m probably going to play the Benny Hill theme song to all of Adam Dunn’s at-bats against Verlander.”