Fictional Mets Infielder Chico Escuela ( of SNL) Visits Mets Spring Training (1979)
|Bill Murray interviews (Garrett Morris) Chico Escuela|
Morris was filmed being interviewed by Bill Murray as the fictional legendary Mets player: Chico Escuela uniform #5 (cinque).
Escuela was famous for his spoof of the latin players of the time, who did not speak much English. His famous quote "baseball been berry berry good to me" began the previous year on SNL's weekend update.
|Bill Murray & Ed Kranepool|
Chico had fictionally written a tell all baseball book; "Bad Stuff About the Mets" which ticked off some of the Mets Players.
In good fun many Mets players are seen in the locker room greeting Chico Escuela at his locker.
Short time Met; Nellie Briles who did not make the club out of Spring Training was interviewed about the fake book, as was Steve Henderson who said "As far as I am concerned Chico can pack his bags now".
Ed Kranepool does the biggest interview with Murray, after he grabs a throw away from Chico and turns his back on him. In the book Escuela claimed Kranepool borrowed his soap & never gave it back.
|Bruce Boisclair Chico Escuela & Ed Kranepool|
It was a funny segment that was aired on Saturday Night Live on April 4th, 1979. Other Mets visible in the clip are Joel Youngblood, Bruce Boisclair, Dan Norman, Pat Zachary & pitching coach Rube Walker.
|"baseball been berry berry good... to me"|