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Larry King's 10-year-old son Chance is getting his own show in early 2010. But unlike Dad, Chance won't have the opportunity to get dissed by Carrie Prejean or swap Michael Jackson stories with people who barely knew him. Chance will host a show on Fox Sports Net called Kid Pitch, which will be directed by Tom Arnold (Yes, THAT Tom Arnold).
On Kid Pitch, kids will interview major league players, talk about current trends in baseball, and of course relive the good old days -- perhaps wax nostalgic about ancient franchises like the (10-year-old) Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays, or how Alex Rodriguez virtually invented the game back in the early 2000s.
It's no surprise that Chance is a big sports fan, but it may surprise you to know that his dad coaches Chance's Beverly Hills little league team (now there's a team not hurting for nice uniforms). Umpires may have a hard time arguing with a suspenders-loving septuagenarian, but Larry doesn't have any trouble getting in their faces. Last year, the elder King made news when he passionately argued an official’s call.
Featuring appearances by Chance's 8-year-old brother, Cannon, Kid Pitch sounds more like a product of Nickelodeon than Fox Sports. Think The Naked Brothers Band meets SportsCenter meets Larry King Live minus Larry King. But I'll say this much -- it'll be nice to see kids actually hosting a show instead of just getting slimed on one.
As Dad might shout, "Chance King, you're on the air!"
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