Derek Holland to appear in opening scene of ‘Dumb and Dumber To’


Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland has one of the best senses of humor in sports. When he and Chicago Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm dressed up in orange and blue suits last year, they were just messing around for MLB Fan Cave. Little did Holland know that he was actually auditioning for a part in the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber.”

Holland was only 8 years old when Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels killed it in the original “Dumb and Dumber” movie in 1994. However, the left-hander is still a huge fan of the comedy. That’s why you can understand why he was excited when filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly contacted him to see if he wanted to make a cameo in the upcoming sequel, “Dumb and Dumber To.”

“I was just going out there to have fun,” Holland told 105.3 KRLD-FM on Tuesday, via the Dallas Morning News. “And next thing I know, they were like, ‘We’re going to actually put you in the movie and you’re going to be in the opening scene.’ As far as the day went, it was unbelievable, out and about with Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, having an unbelievable time. … I don’t really want to say too much except for keep your expectations high cause this movie is seriously going to be funny.”

What better guy to have in the intro of a highly-anticipated movie than one who showed up to training camp driving this car? I think I speak for all of us when I say I hope “Dumb and Dumber To” doesn’t disappoint. Messing with a masterpiece is always risky.

H/T SI Hot Clicks
Photo: Twitter/MLB Fan Cave

Derek Holland was kicked out of a Counting Crows concert

Derek-Holland-RangersThe Texas Rangers had a day off in New York on Monday before their series began with the Yankees, and pitcher Derek Holland tried to make the most of it. On Monday night at around 5:00 p.m. EST, Holland tweeted that he was heading off the the Counting Crows concert. The Crows were playing a show at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, so the left-hander decided to check it out.

It did not go well.

At around 10:30 p.m. Holland began ranting about how he had been kicked out of the concert.

It sounds like Holland was getting a bit too rowdy for the band and was asked to leave. We don’t really know what happened other than what he says, but many concerts strictly prohibit the audience from taking pictures. Perhaps that was the case in New Jersey. In any event, Holland no longer likes the state.

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Derek Holland blames hacker for homophobic tweet

MLB is investigating a homophobic tweet sent from the Twitter account of Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, who says a hacker is to blame.

Holland pitched against the Angels on Sunday, and says he was in the dugout when the tweet was sent. He says only his fiancee, Lauren Hicks, has access to the account, and that she did not send the tweet.

“It’s obvious it was not me,” Holland said according to FOX Sports Southwest. “It was during the game, for one. And for two, I’m in the dugout cheering my teammates on. Why would I say that anyway to begin with?

“It’s definitely a hacker. Obviously my fiancée can get into it, but trust me, she’s not like that. She’s one of the nicest people in the world.”

The tweet was sent in response to a fan who was directed the following criticism of Holland over Twitter:

Holland’s account responded to the criticism by saying “ur a fag.” The tweet was deleted by the time Holland was informed of it after the game.

Lone Star Ball suspects that Holland’s fiancee sent the tweet in defense of her fiance and that he is covering for her. That could very well be the case, but we don’t imagine Holland ends up penalized by MLB given his alibi. Maybe this will be a nice reminder for him to change his password.

H/T Big League Stew

MLB players impersonate the cast of ‘The Expendables’ (Video)

For those of you who like movies that feature some of the most famous action-role actors of all time, “The Expendables” released a second installment of it’s over-the-top, explosion-filled masterpiece on Friday. In honor of the release of “The Expendables 2,” some players from around the MLB went on camera and did their best impressions of some of the famous cast including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren.

Within a sea of sub-par impersonations, Derek Holland killed the Schwarzenegger bit. Since Holland has been known to do funny things like this and this in the past, we can’t say we’re all that surprised he stole the show.

H/T Deadspin

Derek Holland video bombs Tom Verducci report, ends up interviewed

SI MLB writer and MLB Network reporter Tom Verducci was doing a pregame report on “Ballpark Cam” prior to the Rangers-Angels series opener on Friday night when he was hilariously interrupted by Derek Holland. The Rangers pitcher began jumping around in the background and foreground of Verducci’s report, leading to an interview on camera.

Holland, who is know for his odd ball ways, remained in goofball character and gave a few short answers in the interview.

Asked for some insight about Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, Holland offered up the following: “He’s good. He’s really good.”

Thanks for that effort, Derek. Dude really is a goofball.

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Rangers pitcher Derek Holland shows up to camp in a dune buggy (Picture)

Apparently some of baseball’s starting pitchers got together over the winter and agreed that they would show up to spring training in style. The photo above, which was taken by MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, shows us what Texas pitcher Derek Holland rolled up to Rangers’ camp in. Holland showcased his ride the same week Roy Halladay showed up to Phillies camp in this sweet car. I know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry — the dune buggy is street legal.

“It’s a Razor S,” Holland said. “It’s an off-road vehicle. But it has license plates so you can drive it on the road. It’s perfectly legal.”

It also goes perfectly with his mustache. Fellow pitcher Cody Eppley was Holland’s passenger on Tuesday and said he is a very safe driver. He’s also driven through the mountains with Holland. It sounds like the three of them had a great time.

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Rangers Fans Support Derek Holland with Fake Mustaches

Rangers pitcher Derek Holland has been sporting a mustache for the latter part of the season. The wispy little thing began in late July, and the pitcher initially decided he would keep it until the Dallas Cowboys lost a game. He was pitching so well with it that he decided to keep it around for even longer.

Even though Holland has what Timothy Burke, who provided the above image for us, called “the grossest mustache you’ve ever seen outside of middle school,” the fans love him for it. They showed up to Saturday’s Game 2 of the ALDS in Arlington wearing fake ‘staches of their own. Peep the pics:

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