Sean Casey Explains How He Ended Up with Ken Griffey Jr.'s Clippers

Sean Casey Explains How He Ended Up with Ken Griffey Jr.'s Clippers
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    -Welcome back, fellas. -Great to be back.
    -You said favorite, but this is like our sixth time,
    and Martha Stewart, I think it's her ninth.
    -Yeah. You guys, early on,
    you were our most recurring guest,
    and then Martha Stewart has just blasted by you guys.
    -Blasted by us.
    -Well, the problem is, you guys are just baseball season guys,
    whereas Martha Stewart is all 12 months out of the year.
    [ Laughter ] -Great point.
    We're just gonna start popping in once in a while.
    -Okay, good. -Playoff time, get us on.
    -You did not go to Italy this summer.
    -No, I did not.
    -But you were sighted at a Pearl Jam concert in Italy.
    -I was. -Here's the Pearl Jam concert.
    And there's Sean's head in the crowd.
    [ Laughter ]
    Sean, how did this come to happen?
    -Well, my friend Shannon, who's a big Pearl Jam fan
    I work with at the network, is like,
    "Hey, I'm going to Padua, Italy.
    And I know you and Ed are friends,
    and I'm bringing a big fathead of you,
    like a flat Casey with me."
    I guess she must've like --
    She had to, like, check her bags.
    She couldn't bring it on. It was humongous, right?
    -Yeah. -She brought it with her.
    And I guess she was just in the stands, like,
    holding it up for every song.
    -Now, and Eddie Vedder saw it. -Yeah, he saw it.
    -Now, I first thought,
    "Wow. How would you actually see it if you were on stage?"
    But we have video, and I think if you were on stage,
    you would see this.
    ♪♪♪♪
    [ Laughter ]
    -And it's interesting that Eddie Vedder got it backstage.
    There's Pearl Jam drinking a beer.
    [ Laughter ]
    -That's the greatest.
    I mean, it's the first thing I'd pack, too.
    And Eddie Vedder's like, "To Italy,
    I bring my Sean Casey head.
    I keep thinking, too, that it was so big, it must --
    You know when you go to baggage claim
    and you have to go to the irregular size one?
    -Yeah. -And so, it's, like,
    baby strollers and golf clubs and your big old head.
    [ Laughter ] -Oversize.
    -I got a text from Ed, like, right at the encore.
    He's like, "You're not gonna believe this, man."
    He's like, "I'm in Padua, Italy, and I'm jamming out,
    and I look over, and I just see this huge head
    bobbing up and down."
    He's like, "I think something's going on.
    I look closer," he's like, "And it's your head
    with a big smile just jamming to every Pearl Jam song."
    I was like, "Hey, I came to Italy with you."
    -Post-season's coming.
    This is a time where guys have their superstitions.
    Facial hair -- we've talked about that in the past.
    You have one of the most unique superstitious facial-hair days.
    -Yeah. -Not a month.
    But explain this one day.
    -I can grow a neck beard in hours, as you see.
    [ Laughter ] Honest to God.
    So, I'm a big facial-hair connoisseur
    when on plate, right? -Yep.
    -Shaved head, whatever it was.
    And I had a beard to start the game.
    I wasn't swinging the bat great. Let's be honest.
    And then I ground it short.
    So, I went upstairs. I was mad.
    And I went goatee, shaved during the game.
    There's one out. I'm like, "Oh, my God.
    Oh, my God." [ Laughter ]
    So then I've got a goatee.
    So I get up to the plate, you know, and then ground out short.
    I'm like, "What do I do now?"
    Ha! Back upstairs.
    Now I got the handlebars.
    I went here, I got the handlebars,
    and now I'm back up.
    Ground ball to short.
    So, bottom line -- the announcer in the third at-bat was like,
    "I could've sworn, didn't Kevin Millar
    have a beard at the start of this game?"
    And then, they bring it up like, "Yeah.
    And then, he had a goatee." [ Laughter ]
    "And now he's got that."
    And I was 0-3 with three ground balls.
    -0-3. It never worked. -Never worked.
    So, I started shaving the head, as you remember.
    -Yes, I do. And that ended up being successful-ish?
    -Yeah, it did. -Yeah, okay.
    -Not with the family life.
    'Cause wife came home and goes, "What happened to your hair?"
    But, yeah.
    -You take self-grooming seriously.
    -Yes, I do. -Yeah.
    -I do. -And, I mean, anyone can tell.
    -Look at -- Look at the neck beard!
    -Who doesn't take self-grooming seriously?
    [ Laughter ]
    -You actually got to borrow some grooming devices from a legend.
    -From one of the greatest players ever.
    -Yeah. -Right? I'm in St. Louis.
    You know, it was time to groom it up.
    I was, like, in the showers.
    "I got to start grooming this up real nice."
    And so Ken Griffey Jr., obviously one of
    the greatest players ever, had these clippers.
    They were like the Mercedes of clippers.
    They must have been like 5,000 bucks, right?
    So I was like, "I got to ask him one time.
    I can't be shy.
    I got to ask if I can borrow his clippers."
    So I go over one day, I'm like,
    "Hey, Grif, man, I'm going back to the hotel.
    Any chance I can borrow those clippers?"
    'Cause I'm using the Wahl clippers I get,
    you know, at the drugstore.
    He's like, "Yeah, go ahead and take them."
    So I go back to my room, I turn them on, it was like --
    [ Imitating loud revving ]
    It was like a steel weed whacker.
    I was like -- Zzh zzh zzh!
    Like 38 seconds later, I'm fully groomed.
    Like, it's unbelievable.
    Like, this thing, no wonder they're 5,000 bucks, right?
    So, I put them back in the thing.
    Next day, I'm coming to the yard,
    you know, right before the game.
    Grif's sitting there, he's getting ready.
    I go, "Hey, dude, man, thanks a lot.
    You know, I appreciate you
    letting me use these unbelievable clippers."
    He goes, "Hey, no problem." So, I go sit at my locker.
    He's like, "Hey, Case,
    did you shave your whole body with these?"
    And I go, "Yeah, I think I did."
    He goes, "You can have 'em."
    [ Laughter ]
    And I still have them!
    When I groom up -- This is 17 years later.
    I'll send him a picture, say,
    "Dude, thanks for these clippers.
    They're Still working."
    -You went neck all the way down to the toes.
    [ Laughter ]
    -They're gonna ask for those in Cooperstown one day.
    -I know! They're gonna want them.
    -That would be a special exhibit.
    -Welcome back, fellas. -Great to be back.
    -You said favorite, but this is like our sixth time,
    and Martha Stewart, I think it's her ninth.
    -Yeah. You guys, early on,
    you were our most recurring guest,
    and then Martha Stewart has just blasted by you guys.
    -Blasted by us.
    -Well, the problem is, you guys are just baseball season guys,
    whereas Martha Stewart is all 12 months out of the year.
    [ Laughter ] -Great point.
    We're just gonna start popping in once in a while.
    -Okay, good. -Playoff time, get us on.
    -You did not go to Italy this summer.
    -No, I did not.
    -But you were sighted at a Pearl Jam concert in Italy.
    -I was. -Here's the Pearl Jam concert.
    And there's Sean's head in the crowd.
    [ Laughter ]
    Sean, how did this come to happen?
    -Well, my friend Shannon, who's a big Pearl Jam fan
    I work with at the network, is like,
    "Hey, I'm going to Padua, Italy.
    And I know you and Ed are friends,
    and I'm bringing a big fathead of you,
    like a flat Casey with me."
    I guess she must've like --
    She had to, like, check her bags.
    She couldn't bring it on. It was humongous, right?
    -Yeah. -She brought it with her.
    And I guess she was just in the stands, like,
    holding it up for every song.
    -Now, and Eddie Vedder saw it. -Yeah, he saw it.
    -Now, I first thought,
    "Wow. How would you actually see it if you were on stage?"
    But we have video, and I think if you were on stage,
    you would see this.
    ♪♪
    [ Laughter ]
    -And it's interesting that Eddie Vedder got it backstage.
    There's Pearl Jam drinking a beer.
    [ Laughter ]
    -That's the greatest.
    I mean, it's the first thing I'd pack, too.
    And Eddie Vedder's like, "To Italy,
    I bring my Sean Casey head.
    I keep thinking, too, that it was so big, it must --
    You know when you go to baggage claim
    and you have to go to the irregular size one?
    -Yeah. -And so, it's, like,
    baby strollers and golf clubs and your big old head.
    [ Laughter ] -Oversize.
    -I got a text from Ed, like, right at the encore.
    He's like, "You're not gonna believe this, man."
    He's like, "I'm in Padua, Italy, and I'm jamming out,
    and I look over, and I just see this huge head
    bobbing up and down."
    He's like, "I think something's going on.
    I look closer," he's like, "And it's your head
    with a big smile just jamming to every Pearl Jam song."
    I was like, "Hey, I came to Italy with you."
    -Post-season's coming.
    This is a time where guys have their superstitions.
    Facial hair -- we've talked about that in the past.
    You have one of the most unique superstitious facial-hair days.
    -Yeah. -Not a month.
    But explain this one day.
    -I can grow a neck beard in hours, as you see.
    [ Laughter ] Honest to God.
    So, I'm a big facial-hair connoisseur
    when on plate, right? -Yep.
    -Shaved head, whatever it was.
    And I had a beard to start the game.
    I wasn't swinging the bat great. Let's be honest.
    And then I ground it short.
    So, I went upstairs. I was mad.
    And I went goatee, shaved during the game.
    There's one out. I'm like, "Oh, my God.
    Oh, my God." [ Laughter ]
    So then I've got a goatee.
    So I get up to the plate, you know, and then ground out short.
    I'm like, "What do I do now?"
    Ha! Back upstairs.
    Now I got the handlebars.
    I went here, I got the handlebars,
    and now I'm back up.
    Ground ball to short.
    So, bottom line -- the announcer in the third at-bat was like,
    "I could've sworn, didn't Kevin Millar
    have a beard at the start of this game?"
    And then, they bring it up like, "Yeah.
    And then, he had a goatee." [ Laughter ]
    "And now he's got that."
    And I was 0-3 with three ground balls.
    -0-3. It never worked. -Never worked.
    So, I started shaving the head, as you remember.
    -Yes, I do. And that ended up being successful-ish?
    -Yeah, it did. -Yeah, okay.
    -Not with the family life.
    'Cause wife came home and goes, "What happened to your hair?"
    But, yeah.
    -You take self-grooming seriously.
    -Yes, I do. -Yeah.
    -I do. -And, I mean, anyone can tell.
    -Look at -- Look at the neck beard!
    -Who doesn't take self-grooming seriously?
    [ Laughter ]
    -You actually got to borrow some grooming devices from a legend.
    -From one of the greatest players ever.
    -Yeah. -Right? I'm in St. Louis.
    You know, it was time to groom it up.
    I was, like, in the showers.
    "I got to start grooming this up real nice."
    And so Ken Griffey Jr., obviously one of
    the greatest players ever, had these clippers.
    They were like the Mercedes of clippers.
    They must have been like 5,000 bucks, right?
    So I was like, "I got to ask him one time.
    I can't be shy.
    I got to ask if I can borrow his clippers."
    So I go over one day, I'm like,
    "Hey, Grif, man, I'm going back to the hotel.
    Any chance I can borrow those clippers?"
    'Cause I'm using the Wahl clippers I get,
    you know, at the drugstore.
    He's like, "Yeah, go ahead and take them."
    So I go back to my room, I turn them on, it was like --
    [ Imitating loud revving ]
    It was like a steel weed whacker.
    I was like -- Zzh zzh zzh!
    Like 38 seconds later, I'm fully groomed.
    Like, it's unbelievable.
    Like, this thing, no wonder they're 5,000 bucks, right?
    So, I put them back in the thing.
    Next day, I'm coming to the yard,
    you know, right before the game.
    Grif's sitting there, he's getting ready.
    I go, "Hey, dude, man, thanks a lot.
    You know, I appreciate you
    letting me use these unbelievable clippers."
    He goes, "Hey, no problem." So, I go sit at my locker.
    He's like, "Hey, Case,
    did you shave your whole body with these?"
    And I go, "Yeah, I think I did."
    He goes, "You can have 'em."
    [ Laughter ]
    And I still have them!
    When I groom up -- This is 17 years later.
    I'll send him a picture, say,
    "Dude, thanks for these clippers.
    They're Still working."
    -You went neck all the way down to the toes.
    [ Laughter ]
    -They're gonna ask for those in Cooperstown one day.
    -I know! They're gonna want them.
    -That would be a special exhibit.
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