Baseball has a long history of producing memorable quotes from players, managers, owners, fans and reporters. During the “old” days, we’d read these quotes in the paper or see them on video. With rare exception, these quotes were linked to a specific game, play or the game, generally. Now, with new media, we are able to get insight into their views on the world — beyond just baseball — all uncensored. Obscure players, reporters and fans have taken the baseball thread that binds us to become philosophers in their own right. This column will feature the best of the best (at least in my opinion) from current and former major league and minor league players. I encourage readers to make submissions, suggested follows, criticisms, etc.
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.
@BarryEnright54 Barry Enright: Woke up this morning in a little haze. Didn’t remember where I was. Walked outside and felt humidity and snapped back to reality REAL quick
@michael_schlact Michael Schlact: Who trapped Woody Woodpecker inside my air purifier?
@LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison: Just called down to the front desk & asked if they could send up someone to give me a Hug. *silence* …..
@DAVIDprice14 David Price: Question…if I’m in the airport and on one of those walkways that move and I just stand as opposed to walk…does that make me lazy?
@Peteypipes Bryan Petersen: Lil’ sick spray made the journey! I’m liking this homecoming a lot!
@PeterMoylan Peter Moylan: Unreal. No game on hotel tv and black out on MLB.tv. Having withdrawals
@michael_schlact Michael Schlact: Bus trip Fact: “They” say it’s always sunny in Philadelphia. Wrong. I’m riding through right now. It’s cloudy. You’re welcome.
@str8edgeracer C.J. Wilson: [At Kansas City Airport during delay] Just overheard a guy on the phone say “he wasn’t really a drug dealer, just like a guy who knew where to go” lady across from me and I: LOL
@ BenRevere9 Ben Revere: AZ weather is money right now. Hopefully MN will be the same when we get back cause I need a tan lol)
@mo56maloney Matt Maloney: The smell in this cab is making me nauseous.
On the Apocalypse … That Wasn’t on May 21:
The apocalypse has been rescheduled, but “we” didn’t know that on May 21. Here’s a sampling:
@mrLeCure Sam LeCure: This too shall pass. And if you’re really down about that game, you aren’t keeping perspective on the fact that ‘the world could’ve ended’
@TheGarfoose Dirk Hayhurst: And we’re still here…or *gasp* I got left behind? Save me Kirk Cameron, save me!
@DanielJennings2 Daniel Jennings: Is it 6 eastern time the world is ending or 6 central? Anyone know? Please answer within 10 minutes
@willrhymes Will Rhymes:This whole Rapture thing has been pretty lame, I’m going to the field.
@TheGarfoose Dirk Hayhurst: It’s a beautiful day for an Apocalypse here in extended spring training…. where every day makes you wish the world would end.
@hyphen18 Ryan Rowland-Smith: Starting my judgement day off with a grand slam at Denny’s, need a big breakfast and Saving money so I can pay some people off!
@JLEWFifty Jensen Lewis: Sooo the world hasn’t come to an end?? Swing and a miss on that prediction..
One Hundred and Forty Characters (or less):
What can I say? One-liners are what Twitter is all about.
@BrianWilson38 Brian Wilson: Another day off in the books.Just your average swim to Alcatraz w/ shark feed tied to my ankles.Gonna spend the night.Swim to work tomorrow.
@nickgreen20 Nick Green: Whoopi, after years and years, your fashion trend never caught on. You can toss the hideous outfits and shoes already. It will be ok.
@TheGarfoose Dirk Hayhurst: LinkedIn was supposed to make me rich, powerful, and influential, but it feels like facebook with more resume’s and less baby pictures…
@JoseCanseco Jose Canseco: I am her night in baseball armor [on Lady GaGa]
@JohnKruk_ESPN John Kruk: No get the story right, I retired because my knees would not allow me to.play the game the right way!!! Now who is the bum?
@ TheGarfoose Dirk Hayhurst: One of these days, when I retire and can write what I want about the actions of today’s athletes, this twitter feed will get very popular.