“Don Draper,” Jon Hamm doing Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Tonight



The Dapper Don Draper is coming to ESPN ‘s Baseball Tonight on Sunday. Well, not the actual character, but actor Jon Hamm. The baseball fan and star of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm Jon Hamm will serve as guest analyst on Baseball Tonight alongside host Karl Ravech and Barry Larkin.

Of course, you asked what is Jon Hamm plugging? Why else would he do this? Well, there’s your answer. Jon Hamm is obviously most well known as the “all women want him, all men want to be him” protagonist of “Mad Men,” but he’s done some other good stuff too.

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live at 7 p.m. from just outside of PNC Park on Federal Street near the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm follows sports agent JB Bernstein ( Jon Hamm ) to India where his “Million Dollar Arm” reality show competition helps to discover Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, both of whom ultimately signed with the Pirates organization. Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin also star in the film, which opens in theaters Friday, May 16. Ravech, Larkin, ESPN analyst Curt Schilling, SportsCenter anchor Steve Levy and ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark all make cameo appearances in the motion picture.

As this is ESPN, it’s of course a Disney picture because…..”synergy,” “self-promotion,” “cross promotion.” Hey, all the networks do it, not just Bristol.

Paul M. Banks owns The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. A frequent analyst on national talk radio, Banks is a former contributor to NBC Chicago and the Washington Times, He’s even been featured on the History Channel.  President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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