Grady’s Problem

So it appears that Grady Sizemore has a problem. He has become obsessed with doing this:

Grady, looking very handsome in his suit, said he would love to talk baseball with me. So being the nice guy that he is and realizing that I had school in the morning and it was a bit chilly in Cleveland bought me some of this:
And we talked. I told him how I thought maybe he was trying to hit home runs a little bit too much. He said he could not help it. He just has so much fun hitting them. And then he said, “I thought chicks dig the long ball.” “Not this chick,” I replied. I told him what I thought he should do more of and he said he would try. I finished my White Chocolate Mocha and he invited to hang out with him. I told him I had to get back to school. It’s the last day of classes before finals. So he drove to the airport in his blue Lincoln and bought me a plane ticket back to Greenville.
So watch out Minnesota. Grady promised me he would try to rely more on his speed and all-around baseball skills instead of just the home run. That means less strikeouts and more hits. Good luck.
1+2+5) Cleveland Plain Dealer


  1. juliasrants

    Jordan – you are too young to know what Chicks dig! And I’m with you Melissa – too many players forget that the important part of the game is actually getting on base, advancing the players and that a lot more damage can be done with 7 base hits in a row then just one home run. Good luck getting ready for finals!


  2. Kaybee

    Wow, I am so impressed that you kept your cool and were actually able to talk to Grady! I mean, if I met my favorite player like that, I wouldn’t be able to say a word! But good for you to be able to help him out 🙂

  3. Lissi

    Jordan- of course we do!
    Julia- I completely agree and I can’t bear to watch Grady become one of them. Thanks!
    Jeff- Grady doesn’t want to move yet. He knows he will ahve to soon but I don’t think he’s ready. They have tried it before and it didn’t work. i think it screws him up or he gets too nervous and thinks he HAS to hit a HR every time. Right now he just WANTS to hit a HR every time. Also I think he would lose his patience. Overall he just isn’t ready yet and they don’t have a leadoff hitter ready.
    Kaybee- That is how you know this didn’t happen. I actually spoke with understandable, intelligent words.
    Casey- Well obviously I don’t mind it when he hits HR’s I just want to see him do the other stuff too.

  4. Erin Kathleen

    Well, our pitching staff likes to give up a lot of home runs, so it looks like Grady will be having the same ‘problem’ for the next three days. Maybe he’ll get to use more of his all-around baseball skills against Glen Perkins on Sunday :)-Erin

  5. raysrenegade

    Ever since that commercial in the 1990’s of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine about “Chicks digging the Long Ball” there has been an obsession with the long hard fly ball.
    I will take a run scoring double or single any day, as long as it is multiple runs over a dinger to the grass above center field in Royals Stadium.
    It is too early to stress any kind of hitting. Some players are leaning a bit too far back right now and skying balls that would go out in May or June. That and the air is not hot and heavy enough to carry that shpere some nights tend to ruin the home run trot.

    Rays Renegade

  6. popejonash

    You know what, I didn’t even realise it was the S Club girls at first until I recognised Rachel. And yes, I know the other girls’ names too, but only because I’m English. Not because I ever had their CD. True story. In other news, I am a big fan of sac bunts, taking the extra base and going first-to-third. I like small ball. In more news, did you see Ronaldo carried United yesterday? And one last thing: I am getting stressed out about the Mets front office idiots. I blogged about it earlier today – check it out if you get a chance. Byeeeee. Ash

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