Bill Walton served as a guest color commentator for Friday’s White Sox-Angels game in Anaheim, with usual White Sox color commentator Steve Stone getting the series off (Michael Schur gets the duties on Saturday). Walton was immediately his wacky self alongside White Sox play-by-play man Jason Benetti (who calls many ESPN college basketball games with Walton), and the first several innings featured some particularly interesting moments, such as: Walton screaming about routine flyballs and basic foul balls, Walton wanting a triple play with one out, and Walton referencing Viagra and “getting high.”

Later in the game, the basketball legend got to see a couple of massive home runs.

First, Walton was introduced to the greatness of Mike Trout on this 431-foot dinger (No. 41 for Trout on the year) in the fifth inning:

And in the top of the eighth, Walton called a grand slam to Saturn from White Sox catcher James McCann (it didn’t quite go to Saturn as Walton hoped, but was still quite a blast at 446 feet):

In the bottom of the eighth, White Sox reliever Aaron Bummer — having a terrific season with a 1.65 ERA — worked a 1-2-3 inning. Here’s how Walton reacted to Aaron’s last name being Bummer (this came after Bummer had thrown two innings):

Walton: “What’s this pitcher’s name?”

Benetti: “Aaron Bummer.”

Walton: “Bummer? He’s not a bummer. He’s a meteor. He’s an asteroid, soaring through the universe.”

NBC Sports Chicago put together a video featuring some of Walton’s top moments of the night:

[NBC Sports Chicago]

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