Krystina Ramey was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains in the great state of Tennessee. An athlete since the age of 4, Krystina has always had a passion for sports. Her love for broadcasting, however, didn’t come until later on in life. In fact, Krystina graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2009 with a degree in Graphic Design. It wasn’t until she pursued an internship with a radio station in West Palm Beach, FL that she knew she wanted a career in radio.
After interning for a year in Florida, Krystina decided it was time to move on to bigger and better things. She packed everything she could fit into her 2-door hatchback and drove to California to start a new life. She is ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with Fox Sports and sees big things in her future.
While Krystina spends most of her time aimlessly trying to convert Californians into lovers of the Southeastern Conference or the Atlanta Braves, she is slowly but surely developing a passion for sports in Southern Cali. When she’s not watching the game, you can find her jamming out to music – her life’s 2nd passion – or outside doing something active. She also loves shopping, traveling, and – of course – playing sports.
In honor of the end of the baseball season for some (just the beginning for others), I bring to you this week some of the best baseball-related clips the internet has to offer. I say baseball-related because, to be honest, none of these videos actually have anything to do with baseball. Right, so… here we go!
The Reds managed to squeak into the post-season this year, but it doesn’t seem pitcher Bronson Arroyo lent much to that accomplishment… at least not in Saturday’s game. The Pirates crushed the Reds 8-3, putting up a total of 6 homeruns and claiming home-field advantage for the NL Wild Card game, which, oddly enough, will be against the Reds. Arroyo gave up 5 of the 6 HRs. Not the best performance to end on when you’re a pending free agent and you’ve spent the last 8 years in Cincy. Who knows if they’ll bring him back… the Reds have yet to initiate any contract discussions… but Arroyo’s not going to sit around and wait while his financial future hangs in the balance. No, the “Bronson Arroyo Band” front man took matters into his own hands, debuting his acting credentials in this little ditty for Champion Dealer Group of Cincinnati.
*WARNING* Improper language ahead
You would think with all of those crowds his “band” has played in front of, Arroyo would seem a little more natural in front of the camera… Anyway, since when can you drop S-bombs on television commercials? What’s going on in Cincinnati?
Seriously, what’s going on in Cincinnati? These poor people have to suffer through multiple ridiculous commercials, all at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds:
And apparently it’s been going on for years!
I honestly can’t understand why Pete Rose never had a singing career…?
Ok, athlete acting is usually pretty bad, but here’s one guy who actually does a decent job at it. Matt Kemp, like so many others before him, appeared on Sesame Street with Abby Cadabby to teach kids about the word “attach.” Now, considering that his acting partner is a puppet, Kemp actually did a pretty good job here… but it still makes me laugh because, I mean, come on, it’s Matt Kemp! You know this pretty-faced Dodgers playboy would rather be partying it up with LeBron James...
Boy do Dodgers players know how to look cool... This video of Tony Gwynn Jr. is obviously from a few years back, seeing as how the outfielder has been booted from his position as of late for, we could only guess what reason... But that doesn’t mean he still doesn’t look like a boss in this clip when faced with one of those annoying outfield-wall hecklers. Gwynn Jr. gets him back in the most awesome of ways, calmly mocking the guy and not missing one beat in the process.
Keeping it in the franchise, the Dodgers have had a lot to celebrate this year, and we’re lucky they finally caught one on camera. As much as Juan Uribe wants to make it so, it doesn’t appear that the Korean Kid, Hyun-Jin Ryu, really enjoys that Robin Thicke song…
I know, Ryu, I’m getting sick of it too.
Alright, as much as I want to stick with the Dodgers and never, EVER talk about the Yankees, I’ve got to give this video some credit, as Mariano Rivera IS one of the greatest of all time, after all. We all know the Yankees closer has flung his last pitch, and heard about all of the wonderful tributes the organization gave him on what has now been proclaimed “Mariano Rivera Day.” But possibly the most touching moment of the event came when manager Joe Girardi decided it was time to pull the storied baseball player for the final time:
(Check out all of the crazy presents Mo received from around the league here.)
Alright alright alright, enough tears, I’ll let you off with something that’ll make you smile. I know it’s been awhile since the college baseball season ended, but I seriously can’t ignore a good “athletes dancing” video. It appears the 2 teams in this USF / Connecticut face-off got tired of waiting for the rain to subside, and decided to settle this competition as all sensible, college-educated athletes do: with a dance-off. This video is a little long, but watch whichever part you want, it’s all entertaining. The tarp slides come at 4:50, oh, and ladies… by minute 6, the entire team is shirtless. You’re welcome.
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