There's nothing more endearing than an alcoholic clown unless it's an alcoholic clown played by Bobcat Goldwaith. Unfortunately there won't be a Shakes the Clown II: Electric Boogaloo. No more mime beatdowns, kids. Luckily, we have the second generation spawn of Bozo the Clown to fill the void.
The Angels saved birthday parties and condemned mimes to doom by calling up pitcher Trevor Bell on Wednesday night. Bell's first major league start resulted in 5 1/3 innings, four runs and nine hits in the Angels' 10-4 win against the Blue Jays. Manager Mike Scoscia said Bell had "moxie" but he didn't mention that he's the grandson of the original Bozo the Clown. If the kid has any sense, he'll work with his pitching coach and come up with a Bozo pitch. Allow us to play Leo Mazzone for a minute and suggest that he give the gas face while throwing a submarine pitch and screaming about poutine. If that doesn't say clown, I don't know what does. Sorry, do.