Closer Brad Lidge, enjoying life while on the disabled list, caught up with a Saturday Night Live jokester.
The Phillies pitcher on the DL, not traveling with the club, was among the crowd watching Colin Quinn's show "Long Story Short" in the Philly area over the weekend.
The Philadelphia Daily News reports Lidge visited used his VIP status to visit with Quinn backstage after the show. They finished up a conversation about archaeology that began Thursday before the Phillies game with the Red Sox. The SNL legendary quipster threw out the first pitch.
A very religious man, Lidge plans to enter the field of religious archaeology after his playing days are over. He's made enough money, $40,835,000 to do whatever he wants.
Lidge, on the shelf all season with elbow and shoulder issues, began a rehab assignment in Single-A on the Fourth of July. The former All-Star still has no timetable set for his return to the big leagues.
Quinn is considered one of the "100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All-Time."