Video of Mark Grace‘s interview with Justin Timberlake during last night’s All-Star Game has been quarantined by Major League Baseball for the time being and clips have been removed from YouTube. But the forward-thinking folks at Amazin Avenue, a Mets blog, took the trouble to transcribe the interview, in which Timberlake openly mocks Joe Buck for calling a great game, and in general for being a great announcer whom everyone loves. It was quite sublime, and perhaps the highlight of the entire broadcast, not least because Timberlake says his favorite ballpark food is beer.
“It goes with the hot dog, it goes with nachos, it goes with peanuts. Beer’s perfect. Beer never got mad at me because I didn’t call beer back.”
Here’s the transcript:
Joe Buck: We go down for a visit with a special guest, here’s Mark Grace.
Mark Grace: I’m down here in the pool area, with the star of the upcoming comedy, Friends With Benefits. Welcome Justin Timberlake, how ya doin’ brother?
Justin Timberlake: Joe Buck, you’re calling a great game, Joe!
Joe Buck: Thanks, Justin.
Justin Timberlake: Just a classy guy-
Joe Buck: Thanks.
Justin Timberlake: -with a classy voice.