The Score did an interview with the former Reds catcher and, for the first minute, he appears disoriented in a way that's unbecoming of Hall Of Fame catcher, but thoroughly enjoyable for those of us who enjoy people babbling aimlessly.

At one point, Bench seems more likely to start gnawing on that afghan resting on the armchair than completing a sentence that doesn't make him sound like he's just swallowed everything in Jason Kendall's dop kit, but he recovers. The one theory from Score editor Andrew Stoeten is that Bench might have went a little overboard on some pain medication as a result of his recent hip replacement surgery. If that's the case, I hope Bench takes them before every TV appearance and then the interviewer makes him convert Celsius to Fahrenheit just so he can make this face again:

Johnny Bench: On Drugs Or Just Old And Batty?

Oooh.

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