Monday, March 24, 2008

Tony Womack's Words of Wisdom

Baseball can be a difficult sport to write a daily blog about since there come some times when there's not much going on. In these times its important to approach the game from a different perspective to try and keep things fresh. To this end, we decided to give former Yankees second baseman Tony Womack a column on our blog. Womack is very wise for his age, and he has some great pointers on baseball as well as life. Here are some nuggets of wisdom:

-If you take two strikes, swing at the next pitch no matter what. Never go down without a fight.

-If you find yourself playing for Joe Torre take him out to dinner a few times. Stay on his good side if you want to play a position other then the bench.

-Never buy your girlfriend carnations on Valentine's Day. If you do, tell her it was for a unicef fundraiser.

-Never get your girlfriend a gift on your ex-girlfriend's birthday. The thought never counts in this situation.

-If you're in a season long batting slump, get a lighter bat. If you're in a career long batting slump, become a second baseman.

-If you're a terrible hitter, get the heaviest bat you can find. That way you at least look cool while you suck.

-If you're out at second, keep running to third anyway. It may confuse the umps and give you a stand up triple.

-Don't look at the sun when tracking fly balls. It blinds you.

-If you lay down a bunt, don't do it back to the pitcher. They throw you out every time.

-Speed is a great tool in baseball, but only if you can get on base.

-Don't yell "Ha!" behind a player trying to catch a fly ball. They get really bent out of shape about it.

-If you're going to hang out with a blond stripper, don't do so at a strip club. Unless of course you yourself are a stripper.

-If you're an infielder getting played in the outfield, you probably screwed up somewhere.

-Trade rumors come and go, but if your name is involved in every one of them, your team probably doesn't want you.

3 comments:

Anonymouss said...

Who is this Tony Womack person???

Roberto Alejandro said...

he was a second baseman/outfielder/pinch runner/we didn't really want him on our team a few years back.

Anonymousss said...

Like we didn't really want Doug Mientkiewicz?