UPDATE—A Lutherville business made its nationally televised debut this weekend. Did you watch? What did you think? Tell us in the comments section below.
ORIGINAL—The owners and employees from are currently in New York, hours away from the .
The show has been compared to a sports-specific Pawn Stars-type reality show. Instead of expert historians verifying the authenticity of wares, professional athletes are flown in to approve their own signatures.
Patch has been writing about Robbie 1st Base for weeks, since January.
I checked in with Robbie Davis Sr. and Robbie Davis Jr. about where they'd like to see Peyton Manning end up (). I also questioned their NCAA tournament brackets (). Senior and Junior both have one correct team going to the "Final Four."
I even talked Orioles' Hall of Famer Al Bumbry one day, while he was casually hanging out a Robbie's. He was kind enough to talk to me about the O's prospect of a winning season ().
This week, media outlets have picked up on Robbie's 1st Base and their Saturday show premier.
The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawick examines the connection between Ball Boys and Pawn Stars, writing, "That's not a bad premise. Think of it as a jock lover's version of 'History Detectives.'"
Neil Genzlinger, of The New York Times, leads his piece about Ball Boys with a succinct " Same formula, much better result."
Television critic Robert Lloyd of The L.A. Times, was not as impressed.
premiers today at 3 and 3:30 p.m. on ABC. Will you be watching? Tell us in the comments section below.