Stephen Colbert fan? Mark your calendar for July 7. That’s when the Colbert Report host and Porter-Gaud grad will be in back on his home turf, tossing out the first pitch (in a manner of speaking) at Joe Riley Park, when the Charleston RiverDogs meet the Savannah Sand Gnats. According to the RiverDogs, Colbert’s gonna be here pimping for the new Ben & Jerry’s AmeriCone Dream ice cream flavor, for which he’s donating all proceeds to his AmeriCone Dream Fund — which sounds like a charity, but for all we know if could be a slush fund for rainy day trips to casinos and strip clubs. In any event, Colbert will also leading the crowd in a no doubt stirring rendition of “Take Me Out To the Ball Game” during the 7th-inning stretch.
But they couldn’t get him here for Spoleto? Colbert is obviously a man of the masses.