Monday, July 14, 2008

"What the heck, Huddy?"

Huddy never ceases to amuse me. There's a cute article on mlb.com about his relief appearance in yesterday's game...

If Tim Hudson looked awkward as he entered Sunday afternoon's game against the Padres at PETCO Park, it was because he felt that way.
"I didn't know what to do," Hudson said. "I was like, 'Do I run? Or do I jog? Or do I walk?' So I kind of did all three."
Hudson can definitely say he was treated much better entering this relief appearance than he had been during his only other similar experience. That experience came when he was summoned from the bullpen in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the 2001 Division Series at Yankee Stadium.

As he prepared to relieve Mark Mulder, Hudson didn't know how to slyly make his way to the mound. So he simply walked and when he did, the Yankee Stadium crowd showered him with boos.

"It took me like five minutes to get to the mound," Hudson said. "I had no idea why they were booing me so loud. Then when I got to the mound, [then-A's manager Ken] Macha was like, 'What the heck, Huddy?'"
Just take your time, man. No rush. :D

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

What the heck, Huddy? *g*

I meant to ask you why he came out of the 'pen yesterday. I saw just the last couple innings, so I did see him pitch, but I never knew why. I think I saw him sitting with the 'pen guys earlier in the week, also. Is that right?

Jessica said...

I saw that article yesterday and laughed out loud. It's not something you think about until a starter has to come in when he's not expecting to. "What the heck, Huddy?" Too funny!

Lauren T. said...

Jennifer, I read somewhere that he didn't want to go 9 days without picking up a baseball, and he wanted to get some Real Game in if possible. He told Bobby a few days back that he'd be available out of the 'pen if necessary.

Jo said...

The more I learn about Huddy, the more I think he belongs in the movie "Clueless." I <3 that boy.

Jennifer said...

Clueless, or have you seen Dazed and Confused? I can see him in there, too, what with his penchant for saying, "Man...." Adorable. <3

Oh, and thanks for the 411, Lauren. :)

Jessica said...

I <3 Huddy more and more every day :)

CABravesFan said...

i freaking LOVE Huddy and his crazy ways:)