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Friday, February 08, 2013

Dom Palumbo, Keith Hernandez Impersonator, St. Louis Native, Competes In MLB Fan Cave

I used to bowl in a league with a guy that pretended he was Stu Cook of CCR…until somebody finally beat the golliwogs out of him.

Don Palumbo, a St. Louis native, loves baseball so much that he just might see every minute of every single game this season. And if all goes according to plan, he’ll be watching the games from a swanky space in New York City.

Palumbo—who has a healthy moustache and enjoys impersonating former Cardinal Keith Hernandez—is now a finalist in the 2013 Major League Baseball “Fan Cave” contest, a promotional push by MLB that brings nine lucky folks from around the country to the Big Apple for the entire season. Winners get to meet star athletes, other actor and music celebs—and generally have a pretty friggin’ awesome year.

“It’s every baseball fan’s ultimate dream,” Palumbo, 24, tells Daily RFT.

...As soon as he showed up to the stadium in his outfit, people started approaching him and asking for autographs.

“I was in character the whole time,” he says. “If someone called me Dom, I just ignored them.”

Repoz Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:08 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The District Attorney Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:34 AM (#4365674)
“I was in character the whole time,” he says. “If someone called me Dom, I just ignored them.”
I hope he said nothing but "I'm Keith Hernandez."
   2. Randy Jones Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:39 AM (#4365680)
The real question is did he go with Option J?
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:43 AM (#4365683)
“I was in character the whole time,” he says. “If someone called me Dom, I just ignored them.”


Maybe that's why the article calls him "Don."
   4. Rough Carrigan Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:15 PM (#4365780)
Repoz. My older brother looked just like Stu Cook. Not sure if he ever bowled much.
   5. Rough Carrigan Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:17 PM (#4365782)
People asked him for autographs?!? Did they think Keith Hernandez had been on the death camp diet or something?
   6. Red Menace Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:32 PM (#4365793)
Who does this guy think he is?

edit: and coke to #1
   7. Repoz Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:37 PM (#4365794)
My older brother looked just like Stu Cook. Not sure if he ever bowled much.

My Stu Cook dude would wear the round glasses, flaunt his Neyerific flannel and would superficially know about CCR...just to pick up girls. I'd ask him about his relationships with Doug Sahm, Roky Erickson etc...and he had no idea what I was talking about. He just kept on BS'ing until a buddy bopped his resin bag good. He quit the league soon after...prolly to go on tour with The Masked Marauders or something.
   8. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:49 PM (#4365800)
I'm thinking that if you have the right facial hair, you can probably sort of look like a lot of baseball players from the 1970s and 1980s, right?
   9. The Buddy Biancalana Hit Counter Posted: February 08, 2013 at 03:05 PM (#4365802)
My Stu Cook dude would wear the round glasses, flaunt his Neyerific flannel and would superficially know about CCR...just to pick up girls. I'd ask him about his relationships with Doug Sahm, Roky Erickson etc...and he had no idea what I was talking about. He just kept on BS'ing until a buddy bopped his resin bag good. He quit the league soon after...prolly to go on tour with The Masked Marauders or something.

Sounds like the inspiration for about half of Scharpling & Wurster's oeuvre.
   10. Rough Carrigan Posted: February 08, 2013 at 03:42 PM (#4365823)
Repoz. The key is to not overplay such a thing. Use it sparingly if ever.
I had an uncle who went into a high end restaurant in Boston and the proprietor came up to him all friendly as hell, "How ya doin', Don? Great to see you back in here!"

It turned out that the guy was convinced that my Uncle Arnie was Don Marcotte, a player with the Boston Bruins in the 70's. My uncle wasn't a hockey fan but the other peope with him gave him enough hints and prompts and he pulled it off and they all got a huge meal for free because of mistaken identity. But my uncle didn't go around after that trying to get free oil changes because he was an ex Bruin.
   11. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: February 08, 2013 at 03:52 PM (#4365836)
I was once assured, at an sf convention in the New Orleans area, that I must be the artist J.K. Potter, because I looked just like him. For some reason, I never got around to exploiting this alleged resemblance. Dammit!

(Then again, I'd known a guy a few years before that who'd known Potter during his Shreveport days [which of course included membership in the Wedgeheads, of "Dancing with the Manson Girls"/"In Cold Bondage" obscuro-infamy], & he never said anything about it.)
   12. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: February 08, 2013 at 06:50 PM (#4365908)
I think his impersonation would be better if he, you know, looked like Keith Hernandez.

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