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Mr. Belding throws out the first pitch in Reading, looks fantastic
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It looks like everyone’s favorite make-believe high school principal has been eating a few too many burgers at The Max and possibly main-lining bacon grease cause he got LARGE, yo. Here he is last night in good ol’ Reading, PA (home of the R-Phils) waddling out to the pitcher’s mound to heave the ceremonial fat pitch.

Honestly, man — Screwball the mascot looks like he’s in better physical condition than you.

UPDATE: More Mr. Belding porker face goodness at Where’s Weems

Photo/Ralph Trout,

  • BJ

    I think the mascot’s facial expression is just as, if not funnier than belding’s balloon-esque body shape

  • mvptommyd

    Wow, for some reason I just can’t stop laughing at the picture.

  • dUb-iLL

    Saved By The TACO Bell… Am I Right?

  • Dennis Haskins

    This’ll show those punk ass kids who the one with staying power is. Celebrity is my life and the A list is my domain….. Next step Jersey Shore…. I got their situation hanging right here.

  • Jdashdog

    Where’d your neck go, Mr. Belding?

  • GTO

    He looks like an old, fat, Barney Rubble.

    NECK! What neck!?

  • Capt Murdock

    Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

    What is going on here. Zach! My office! Now!

    Oh and don’t forget to bring at least 5 gallons of Screech’s Spaghetti Sauce (the sauce you can’a have but the secret shes’a mine).

  • Schmitter22

    Which one is Mr. Belding?

  • Adam Eaton

    @Capt Murdock Actually it’s HEY! HEY! HEY! not Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! I’m not sure if you were watching California Dreams or Puberty Blues. But get it right.

  • dUb-iLL

    I think I may have JOed to California Dreams.


    Stop lying, dUb-iLL, you used to JO to City Guys.

  • Defenestrate Wheels

    No, THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH TIIIIIIIIIME. Jessie pumped up on caffiene pills may have been my favorite episode.

  • dUb-iLL

    I don’t even remember City Guys… but it sounds like something I could get into.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Those damn caffeine pills are a gateway drug. Next thing ya know poor Jessie is stripping in Vegas doing god knows what trying to keep the high.

  • Mr. Bryan
  • Chris

    Mr. Belding is a saint.

  • don

    Is it just me or does the mascot look like Brett Myers?

  • Adam Eaton

    @Don That’s pretty profound. Now that you say it… I see it.

  • crazy4swayze

    @meech- blahahahaha! C-I-T-Y/ you can see why/ etc

    what was the show where dick butkus coached a basketball team? one of those cheerleaders was totally JO’able.

  • Fat Mike Zagurski

    Hey Mr. B! See you at White Castle!

  • Jupiter’s Rings

    If the McPoyles got blown, and Charlie got blown, then why didn’t I get blown?

  • OldManPeabody

    Upon seeing this picture i felt bad for Mr B. But then i thought, hes clearly enjoying life to its fullest, and he got to throw out thefirst pitch at a ball game ( somthing wed all like to do). So heres to you Mr B. keep on truckin

  • mvptommyd

    @crazy4swayze It was called “Hang Time”. Reggie Theus was the original coach. That was also when the girls were the hottest. When Butkus came alone, the girls were a slight downgrade. Either way, great show.

  • James Fayleez

    I thought Matt Stairs had shaved his moustache.

  • crazy4swayze

    thanks, mvptommyd. when i get home this evening i’ll have to light some candles, put on 105.3 WDAS, fire up the internet and ask it some questions.

  • Uncle Charlie’s hands

    Does he throw a changeup? How fast is his fastball? Is his slide-piece effective? Well sign him to a Minor League deal and also John Daly.

  • 85

    Screwball was way better when his whole body was just a fat baseball with a hat.

    This is only relevant because Belding is now shaped like a fat baseball with a hat.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Great picture of Mr. Belding and Screech.

    Did Belding eat Lisa Turtle?

  • Bah

    That’s a real shame. He really let himself go.

  • dmac

    The principal on City Guys also played Donovan McNabb’s mom in the Chunky Soup commercials until they started using McNabb’s real mom.

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