It appears that Tina Fey and 30 Rock were on the Marc Trestman bandwagon long before Phil Emery.
The clip below has been passed around on social media today (as if there would be another day for it?), but Fey -- via the the NBC comedy -- made Trestman the punchline to one of the jokes in an episode in 2010, while he was winning Grey Cups in the CFL.
From USA TODAY:
The concept of the episode was that cutbacks on the show meant that diva Jenna Maroney (played by Jane Krakowski) and Canadian Danny Baker (played by Cheyenne Jackson) had to begin sharing his dressing room. Soon Jenna was moving her things in and tossing his things out.
"Hey, what happened to my poster of the Montreal Alouettes?" Danny demanded. "It's signed by Marc Trestman!"
So, did he get more notice for winning the Grey Cup or for that throwaway line?
"I'm not going to answer that one," he said.
The worst kept secret is finally out of the bag.
The White Sox officially announced the signing of free agent Cuban outfielder Luis Robert to a minor-league contract, which includes a $26-million signing bonus.
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“We are excited to add Luis — another young, extremely talented and impactful prospect — to the White Sox organization,” White Sox senior vice president/general manager Rick Hahn said. “Luis has the potential to be a dynamic, five-tool player at the major-league level, and we look forward to watching him develop in our system over coming seasons. Luis will immediately be viewed as one of the top prospects in baseball, and his signing adds to the growing depth of quality young players within our organization.”
The 19-year-old Robert played in 210 career games (including postseason) with Ciego de Ávila in the Cuban Serie Nacional and had a .315/.402/.467 slash line with 20 home runs, 92 RBI and 29 stolen bases.
Robert slides into the No. 2 spot on the White Sox Top 30 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline.
Michal Kempny was in and out of the Blackhawks lineup last season but he’ll likely get a bigger opportunity this coming season. On Saturday, he was assured of coming back to get that chance.
Kempny and the Blackhawks agreed to a one-year extension, the team announced on Saturday morning.
“Michal’s style of play is an asset to our defense,” general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. “He is the type of player who will continue to improve now that he has transitioned to the National Hockey League. We look forward to his continued development on the ice for the Blackhawks.”
Kempny was part of a very crowded blue line last season — he was one of eight defensemen at the start of it — and played 50 regular-season games. He recorded two goals and six assists in those contests but did not play in the Blackhawks’ four postseason contests. With Johnny Oduya and Brian Campbell likely not returning, however, Kempny should get a bigger opportunity this season.
The 26-year-old Kempny also had two goals and an assist in eight games for the Czech Republic team at the 2017 World Championship.