David Letterman was a goofy pioneer in the late, late talk show game, carving out a space on NBC for his own brand of wacky and off-kilter humor that wasn't really a staple of comedy as it is these days. He may have grown stale, boring or grumpy over the years, but really, he just grew old. It happens to the best of them, and he's decided to call it quits and become a insanely rich hermit, the same way his hero Johnny Carson did all those years ago. The man who created such cultural touchstones as the film Cabin Boy, the long-running fake product Big Ass Ham, and a company called Worldwide Pants, will surely be missed. Of course, another long-running, iconic Letterman gag was the Top 10 lists he did for every show. Delivered by anyone ranging from a guest, a cast member, or to Dave himself, the Top 10 lists were always wacky and never something to be taken seriously. At all. They were often cheesy, but for at least a couple generations of late night television viewer, they were a staple.
Which brings us to the Angels connection. On May 2, 2012, Jered Weaver threw a no hitter against the Minnesota Twins, in front of a home crowd in Anaheim. I'm sure most of you remember that amazing evening, and the feat not only earned Weaver a place in baseball history, but also got the attention of lifelong baseball fan David Letterman. Jered appeared via satellite on the May 8, 2012 edition of the Late Show with Davide Letterman, to give America the Top 10 Signs You'll Never Throw A No Hitter.
WE'LL MISS YA, DAVE