They were scheduled to compete against U.S. (and Cal) swimmer Natalie Coughlin and one of her Olympic teammates, as well a pair of NFLers from the Arizona Cardinals, and they were taking the appearance very seriously.
"We just spent about an hour going over everything -- favorite restaurants, favorite color, favorite food," Zito said before practice. "We're totally locked in."
During batting practice, though, Brynes drew a blank when asked about Zito's favorite ice cream.
"That's one we need to get squared away before we go," Byrnes said. "We said that if we get stuck on something like that, we're just gonna go with something basic, like chocolate."
Zito said the show will air sometime in April.
If Byrnes isn't still with the team, ESPN might have to develop a new series with William Keene.
Also, a side note, congrats to Mark Ellis who made his first step back toward the big club.
"It did feel a little weird," Ellis said. "But it's a good weird. It's just great to be back on the field."