Bugs & Cranks Home
Bugs & Cranks
February 4, 2008 at 11:17 pm ET
2 Comments
Hey, Get Yer Own Damn Camp!

‘Camp Roger’ kicked off this past Friday in Atlanta, as a number of pitchers and catchers showed up for pitching coach Roger McDowell’s voluntary workout sessions.

(McDowell has — at least unofficially — borrowed the name from the famous ‘Camp Leo’ sessions run by previous coach Mazzone back in the good old days. Personally, I think McDowell could have been a little more creative. He could run ‘February Fun Time’, or ‘Training McCamp’, or even ‘Roger on the Rubber’.

Okay, maybe not the last one. Still. ‘Camp Roger’? Yawn.)

In addition to the usual hurlers in attendance, a fair number of sluggers showed up to hit balls and hang out. Jeff Francoeur was there, for instance, as was Brian McCann and outfielder Andruw Jones.

Wait. Andruw Jones? The Los Angeles Dodger? Buh-whah?

Buh-yeah. And there’s proof, courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

'<i>What do you mean, you need to see my I.D. badge?</i>'

(That’s Jones on the left, in case you weren’t sure. The aw-shucks cheese on the right belongs to McCann.)

Now, I’ve got no problem with Jones chumming it up with current Braves off the field. They spent a lot of years together in the trenches; it’s only natural they should catch up over a beer now and then. I’m not suggesting the team consider Andruw outfielda non grata or anything.

But the man’s in a different trench now. And he and his chums are fighting for the same National League pennant as the Braves. Do we really want to let him work out on our equipment? Get tips on his swing from Atlanta hitters still under contract? Hear from a now-former teammate just the right bit of advice to — heaven forbid — finally convince him to dump sliders low-and-away into right field for singles? This survey says, ‘No’.

So it was nice to see you in Atlanta gear one last time, Mr. Jones (note the swanky Braves director chair propping Andruw’s ass in the pic), but I think it’s time you ran along and played with your new pals now. You transferred out of our school; stop hanging around our cafeteria tables at lunchtime already. You’re creeping out the freshmen.

And if you need help finding your way to Dodgers camp… well, you’ve still got Rafael Furcal’s cell number, right? Give him a call; I’m sure he’ll be happy to draw you a map and show you around the premises. That’s the sort of thing teammates — that is, current teammates, ahem — do for each other.

Hell, he might even tell you how to hit that slider low and away. Just don’t be doing that shit in Turner Field when you come back to visit. No one would ever recognize you.

Print  |  Email  |  Share/Save
2 Responses to “Hey, Get Yer Own Damn Camp!”
  1. Joe says:

    Evan as a Mets fan I thought it was a little strange that Jones would be welcome to work out at a Braves camp. I never did mind that Glavine remained close with his former (and now current mates) but he never went to their training camp.

    It should be an interesting year for the NL East.

  2. Adam Godson says:

    Perhaps they’re just giving him the same hitting tips they gave him in ’07…

Leave a Reply

Latest Posts
Our Sponsors
Vividseats.com is your premier internet destination for all MLB Baseball Tickets, such as Phillies Tickets, Cubs Tickets, LA Dodgers Tickets, Pirates Tickets, Marlins Tickets, and many more.
SecureYourSeat.com are able to provide you with a great selection of Premier League tickets including Arsenal tickets, Manchester United tickets, Liverpool tickets and Chelsea tickets. We also stock a fine selection of Champions League tickets including Champions League final tickets.
Best online sports betting bonuses and promotions at Sportsbetting.com. Join now the most secure online sportsbook!
For a selection of online slots games and casino reviews visit Online Slots Entertainment, a leader in online slot machines since 2003.
AllianceTickets.com carries all MLB Tickets including Colorado Rockies Tickets, Seattle Mariners Tickets and San Francisco Giants Tickets. They carry all Sports Tickets at discount prices.
With Texas Holdem Masters you can get information about the hottest trends in the popular Texas Holdem Poker game, with strategies and tricks so that you can be a master too. At Gambling Experts your poker skills will be upgraded from being an amateur to being an expert.

windows 7 key

windows 7 key

serial winzip 11

serial winzip 11 key

serial corel draw 11

serial corel draw 11 serials

photo shop key

photo shop key

free corel photoshop download

free corel photoshop download keygen

adobe free

adobe free

winrar password cracker serial

wirar password cracker

winrar 3 download

winrar 3 download freedownload

office 2010 professional key

office 2010 key

download photo shop free

photo shop serial

free winrar download for xp

download winrar for xp for free

cs5 serialz

cs5 serialz free

windows 7 free

windows 7 crack

free corel downloads

free corel downloads cracked

office 2010 free

office 2010 key

key office 2010

office 2010 key

photoshop key

photoshop key

windows key

windows key

corel dvd moviefactory 6

corel dvd moviefactory 6 downloads