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George Lopez offers to buy San Fernando High School’s rings if they win LA city championship

George LopezGeorge Lopez is adding some incentive for his alma mater. The comedian told members of San Fernando (Calif.) High School’s baseball team after their playoff game on Wednesday that he would buy their championship rings if they win the city championship.

Lopez, a San Fernando native who briefly played for the school’s baseball team, attended the school’s LA City Division I semifinal playoff game against Banning (Wilmington, Calif.) High School at USC’s Dedeaux Field on Wednesday. San Fernando won the game 8-4 to advance to the city championship game on Saturday against Cleveland (Reseda, Calif.) High School at Dodger Stadium.

Alex Ubeda of Inside the Diamond attended the game and tells LBS that Lopez joined the team in the dugout after the win, took photos with the players, and promised he would buy them their rings if they bring home the championship.

“Let’s keep the tradition going, you win on Saturday, you already know,” Lopez told the players, per Ubeda. “Let’s get them rings.”

The tradition to which he was referring came two years ago when San Fernando beat national powerhouse Chatsworth 8-6 in the city finals to win their second city championship in school history. Lopez also bought the team their rings in 2011. Those rings cost $400 each and the kids wouldn’t have been able to afford them otherwise.

Lopez is easily the team’s most well-known fan (and el mas chingon). He even played in the school’s alumni game in February, so you can bet he’ll be there on Saturday.

Here’s a look at Lopez at the game:

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Ron Artest Gets Lakers Car from George Lopez Tonight (Pictures)

Ron Artest joined Lopez Tonight on TBS Wednesday evening to collect on a promise George had made on a previous visit. Lopez promised the Lakers forward a car — a Phantom actually — but the charitable Artest said all he needed was a Hyundai. Whenever Ron Ron saw George sitting courtside at Lakers games, he would remind him about the car. So Lopez finally invited Artest back on the show to promote his rap album and that’s when George presented him with the Laker Mobile. Here are some pictures of Ron Artest’s Lakers car:

The car came with purple and gold rims and breaks, as well as Lakers colors on the seats and interior. Here are a few more pics:

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Lopez Tonight Is the New Frank TV

Picture 1The MLB playoffs are here which means for baseball fans, the TV will be set to TBS for the duration of October. Anyone who watched the Twins/Tigers 163rd game on Tuesday and/or the lineup of games on Wednesday got a taste of what the next month will be like. And by that I mean a lot of blood clot medicine ads, enlarged prostate ads, Charles Schwab commercials, Ernie Johnson dancing shoes spots, and TBS programming promos. Lots of them.

Last year we had nothing but Frank TV spots jammed down our throats to the point where it was impossible not to hate the guy. It’s nothing personal against Caliendo because he’s a talented, humorous comedian, but the bosses at TBS need to understand that enough’s enough — feeling like one of those whack-a-moles at the arcade sucks. Last year they ruined Frank Caliendo for me and now they’re doing the same thing by wearing out George Lopez.

It’s only been two days of the playoffs and I’m already sick of the guy. How many times are the people going to crusade to his house demanding he start his show? And if you decide you’re going to hammer home these promos, could you at least have the decency to film a variety of them so we get to feel like we’re watching a different one each time? Also, a little advice for the TBS execs: if you’re going to hype up the show then you have to begin airing the show during the baseball playoffs while you have the audience. What’s the point of pumping us up constantly only to wait until November when your audience is watching the World Series on FOX, and being reminded to watch House instead (is that a FOX show?)? I used to think George Lopez was El Mas Chingon. Not anymore. Too bad.