Ever watched “The Bachelor”? It’s that show where a random, single, usually white man has thirty or so random women thrown at him and he has to decide which one he wants to marry. I’ve watched it because, frankly, the entire concept (and result) is somehow fascinating, hilarious, and ridiculous all at the same time. Also, I don’t have cable.
You’ve probably heard by now, but Twins pitcher Phil Hughes is a big fan of the show. He held a viewing party last year and even invited then-newcomer ByungHo Park, who probably thought Americans were all bat-shit crazy. Oh, wait, hold on—I’m being told that’s not a “probably” because Park did think that.
If you thought Hughes’s Bachelor fandom was just some one-time, ironic, hipster thing, think again.
Who's fired up #TheBachelorFinale ?!— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) March 14, 2017
Ya, I'm kinda like whatever too
As you can see, the usual suspects were in attendance—Glen Perkins, Ryan “The Hurler” O’Rourke, and Brian Dozier. Potential back-up catcher Chris Gimenez was there this year too.
Just a little Batchelor season finale party!!! pic.twitter.com/2R4LPBwOXq— Chris Gimenez (@ChrisGimenez5) March 14, 2017
This isn’t just an elaborate joke. Phil Hughes did, in fact, live-tweet the entire episode—so either he’s actually into it, or it’s a really elaborate joke.
Sometimes you just need a good nice to meet you cry #TheBachelorFinale— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) March 14, 2017
I have a suspicion Nick comes from a family of criers #TheBachelorFinale— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) March 14, 2017
BTW does anyone have their address? I'd love to send them some fresh drapes #TheBachelorFinale— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) March 14, 2017
Etc., etc., etc...
I didn’t watch the finale myself, because
I had dinner plans with my Dad at the same time and was kinda pissed about it I’m not really into that lame stuff, and don’t know what happened... but it looks like Ryan O’Rourke might have puked. Again.
Byungho Park apparently decided to skip this year’s festivities.