05/31/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Shep Smith: Bill O'Reilly Is "A Frightening Man"

Shep Smith was so ready to get into journalism that he bolted Ole Miss just before graduation. He finds it ironic, seeing as they invited him back to speak at graduation this Spring. With three million people checking in each night (for a $7-8 million check each year), he can still barely read the news if his Ole Miss Rebels are on a monitor nearby. In this season of politics, we like to give the guys who dish and interview on the real stuff a chance to talk sports. It's Shep's turn.

Speaking of memories, Bill O'Reilly can apparently throw a fastball. He played for the Brooklyn Monarchs and tried out for the Mets. Does he talk about it?

O'Reilly? Does he talk? (Laughs) Oh man ... but this is true?

Says right here ... played a season for the Brooklyn Monarchs; tried out for the Mets.
Dude I tell you, he's a big guy, he's a frightening man (laughs), if you've seen clips of him lately you do not want to be in his way. His office is right next to mine, and if Bill O'Reilly says he can throw a fastball, I'll be damned, he can throw a fastball.

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