Watch Jimmy Fallon go back in time to talk to (and rap badly with) 1986 Bret Saberhagen
The year was 1986. Tom Cruise was on the highway to the danger zone. Pet Shop Boys were inexplicably a thing. And Royals ace Bret Saberhagen was on top of the baseball world, having just won 20 games, a Cy Young Award and a World Series title the year prior.
How did he respond to his new cultural cachet? Like those many stars before him, he decided to rap in a commercial for a local Ford dealership. He chose ... poorly:
We'll give you a minute to recuperate. Better? OK. Flash forward to the present day, with the Royals taking on another of Saberhagen's former teams, the Mets, in this year's Fall Classic. Looking to gain some insight into the matchup, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon hopped in his time machine and found just the man to talk to: 1986 Bret Saberhagen. And, while he remains suspiciously youthful, his rapping has not improved with time:
Some choice bars:
- On who Bret thinks has the edge in the series:
- On any advice Bret has for both teams:
"But wait," you may be asking yourself. "Those don't really rhyme, or follow any discernible meter." Which is undoubtedly true, but also ignores one simple tenet: Art knows no rules.