In addition to the usual suspects, this week’s edition of Hit The Deck! welcomes 26 new players to the fold (with a couple of dropouts because they were pretty boring this week). In addition to the travel section, I’ve added new categories covering food (very important), pop culture, weather, rants and words of wisdom. As a bonus, I’ve included several pictures direct from postings!
One Hundred and Forty Characters (or less):
What can I say? One-liners are what Twitter is all about.
2Morrow23 Brandon Morrow: Anyone know where to find a goat? We need for for..uh…something special before JoJo takes the mound… A chicken may work in a pinch
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison: In honor of Memorial Day, I will be going “Commando” for the rest of the day! Come on out to Bank One for tonight’s action! >>>Excuse me. Chase Field. Where am I???
MattAntonelli9 Matt Antonelli: Very random question…how many hours of sleep would you say you get each night on average? > Man, you all are making me feel extremely lazy with all this 5 and 6 hours of sleep talk!
OfficialChevy Chevez Chevy Clarke: the wrong her texted me lol
michael_schlact Michael Schlact: I asked her to be my girlfriend at Fuddrucker’s. Why? Because I was classy like that. My marriage proposal was much better though. I think..
MikeStanton27 Mike Stanton: No need to state the obvious
JGuthrie46 Jeremy Guthrie: With the Ohio State saga in Columbus, they often say the ‘coverup is worse than the crime.’ in this case, the VEST was worse than both.
str8edgeracer C.J. Wilson: Feels great to win another series in tampa…was cracking up watching the Rays get on their bus- they’re flying “grunge casual” to Seattle
JohnKruk_ESPN John Kruk: Who out there thinks I have a chance against Peter Moylan in a tweet off?
jfitzgerald31 Justin Fitzgerald: I vote myself most annoying tweeter of the week [During his attempt to reach 1,000 followers after a challenge.]
MattAntonelli9 Matt Antonelli: Just found out Albert Pujols career numbers on May 30th are better than my career numbers since Little League on every other day of the year
HeathBell21 Heath Bell: Name the only state who’s capital doesn’t have any of the same letters as the state. Go! >>> Lot of you put the name of the capital and not the state! Congrats to @minhhappyending for getting South Dakota first.
TheGarfoose Dirk Hayhurst: Holy Hasselhoff! What is it with stuff flying at Price’s head tonight? #Rays That’s scary, really scary. > Don’t worry folks, one of Maddon’s out-of-the-box drills in big league spring training is flinging jagged bats at us to prepare us. #Rays [After broken bat grazed Price’s head.]
toriihunter48 Torii Hunter: My son Torii jr will have his license to drive next week. He wants to drive my car to mall. I told him to catch a yellow cab. Is that bad? > I’m going to get him a tractor with some 24s and a navi system. I really want him to be safe. Lol…..
BarryEnright54 Barry Enright: Thank goodness those two games are over and we won the 2nd of two! My hands are going to take 30 min to thaw out! #Freezingballs @Aceball > With Baileys? RT @eddiesofficials: @BarryEnright54 @Aceball Just head over to #Duffys for some irish coffee
HeathBell21 Heath Bell: I’m going to be tweeting more. I just needed a little time away
shannondrayer Shannon Drayer: I am not sure what this says but I think it is about Guti’s catch! RT kamma_tacca I’m sorry by japanese.グティじゃなきゃ捕れない！
michael_schlact Michael Schlact: Welcome to my newest followers. My name is Michael. I’m a pro baseball player. Really, I’m just a normal dude with a cool opportunity.
Peteypipes Bryan Petersen: What a day – 9 and a half hours at the field…. That’s all I’m gonna say
PeterMoylan Peter Moylan: Can I swear on twitter????? $&@$&!@@!& yeah brooksy!!!!!!!!! > I guess no one I follow has tweeted in 2 hours.. Twitter issues???
Packing a suitcase and hitting the road can be entertaining, humorous, boring or all of the above. Here’s what some of my favorite tweeps had to say on the topic during the past few days.
TheGarfoose Dirk Hayhurst: Long day of driving back to Durham tomorrow. Breaking out of extended at long last!
BarryEnright54 Barry Enright: Should I get on this bus? http://lockerz.com/s/106481768 >>>Willy Mo Pena and Andy Tracy sitting together on our small two seater plane! It has Propellers! http://lockerz.com/s/106450352 >>> Sleep sitting now in the Airport. Don’t wakeme #tooearlyhttp://lockerz.com/s/106446006 >>> 5 am bus to Reno airport to catch a 7 am flight to Tacoma. Im sleep walking. No one wake me please #ILovethisGame
JLEWFifty Jensen Lewis: iTunes – thank u for getting me thru these nights in the hotel w a plethora of movie rentals. Ive needed to catch up for awhile!
Peteypipes Bryan Petersen: > I think knowing that you have to wake up at 3:15am not only ruins your morning but the afternoon and night before >>> Hmmm what to do between now and 3… >Zero reason I should be up right now
MattAntonelli9 Matt Antonelli: 5AM flights are almost as fun as a sharp stick in the eye
mattklinker Matt Klinker: Second thing to do after seeing my parents on Monday, give them a huge bag of clothes I had no business packing this season.
For my Tummy:
These growing boys eat like we do – except they manage to stay buff. Chasing balls daily helps.
michael_schlact Michael Schlact: CRAB CAKES AND TEXAS COUNTRY!!! THAT’S WHAT MICHAEL SCHLACT DOES!!!! (in maryland)
OfficialChevy Chevez Chevy Clarke: Pocket BK DOUBLE WHOPPER so u know it cheesy
mattklinker Matt Klinker: Waffle House for lunch today. Love this place.
GabySanchez15 Gaby Sanchez: Just woke up to my belly playing music. Where should I eat in Arizona?
BenRevere9 Ben Revere: I’m so happy that there is an Boston market next to my house
Maholm28 paul maholm: Had lunch at Carnegie deli and survived my taxi ride. Life is good.
Peteypipes Bryan Petersen: Is having pizza for lunch and then again for dinner bad for you?
JLEWFifty Jensen Lewis: Halfway to Norfolk, just landing in ATL. Stomach is in need of fuel – why does a hamburger and fries sound so good right now!? >>> Landed in steamy Norfolk. Outback Steakhouse – hope you’ve got a 12 oz special waiting for me and @theREALdavehuff
PeterMoylan Peter Moylan: Just woke up the fiancé accidentally on purpose!!!! Going to eat breakfast. She not happy. Haha
Everyone has something they’d like to get off their chest. Aren’t we lucky they get to share it with us — unfiltered?
DALLASBRADEN209 Dallas Braden: YES! I’d like a when I hold the door open. I don’t want a dollar or a weekend in Tijuana. Chivalry will hit u in the ass w/the door nxt time
DAVIDprice14 David Price: What do ya know…the parking meter is broken…I bet I get a ticket >>> No these things are designed to break..makes more money RT @driveforfive: @DAVIDprice14 oh no. You have bad luck with those things!!! 🙁
ChrisPerez54 Chris Perez: Is everyone forgetting we are 5-4 in our last 9 vs 3 very good teams? Save all the complaints for the Browns
nickgreen20 Nick Green: Feel like I’m in an episode of Teen Mom at the Chinese buffet. Sad sad display of parenting.
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen: Allways take stuff out the contest put people in bad situation to people can read then >>>What a hell I going to say bad thing about white sox fan they are behind me all my carrer a less most of then
PeterMoylan Peter Moylan: Why does my body think 4 hours of sleep is ok???
str8edgeracer C.J. Wilson: Now after rush hour traffic I’ve got about 20 mins before I’ve got to leave to hit the Rangers Triple Play charity event. 18 mins:pool+sun
Words of Wisdom:
Baseball always has had its share of philosophers.
michael_schlact Michael Schlact: It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. Dare to be great. Go for it!
mrLeCure Sam LeCure: Breathe today, allow yourself to take time for some extra breaths and fill your mind with good thoughts only.
blawrie13 Brett Lawrie: Everything is going to be ok
The Weather Report:
Who needs The Weather Channel with these guys? Of course, more than any other sport, baseball is impacted by the weather most. You won’t hear these weather insights on TWC.
OfficialChevy Chevez Chevy Clarke: Its hotter than 4 fat girls with sweatpants on slap boxxin in a closet
shannondrayer Shannon Drayer: Nice to be back after a great road trip but rain? Really?
JesseCrain Jesse Crain: Is there good weather anywhere? Just got to Toronto and….. Raining!!!
When you’re on the road and in hotel rooms, you tend to have a lot of time. Perhaps, too much time.
thisisdspan Denard Span: I got a confession to make everyone >>> Im watching basketball wives on vh1. Lol These women have problems but this is entertaining. Don’t judge me lol >>> I feel better that I got that off my chest! I feel closer with everyone now lol
manbearwolf John Baker: Guys, If you think about answering a casting call to be on the bachelorette – stop, reassess, & change your course. Sincerely, your manhood
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison: Blood tests are in… I’m the 4th Kardashian sister. (Does this mean I have to marry a WNBA player?!?)
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison: Wait…Joakim Noah isnt an anorexic sasquatch?!? RT @R_Delval13 @LoMoMarlins QUICK! whos better looking Joakim Noah or Sasquatch? GO!
JLEWFifty Jensen Lewis: Just checked out the Maxim Hot 100.. lot of candidates for the future Mrs. Lewis in there haha jk.. can’t believe some of the rankings!
chaddurbin37 Chad Durbin: Quote of the Day: “And I thought they smelled bad…on the outside!”
nickpiecoro Nick Piecoro : The Astros had players read stadium rules for video board pregame. Then they put it to music & ran it through auto-tune. Result = awesome.
TheGarfoose Dirk Hayhurst: Gosh, Oprah, it’s a last show, not a commencement speech.
PeterMoylan Peter Moylan: Scotty won American idol!!!!! Really???