Thank you, HardballTalk.com.
I had no idea that Adrian Beltre was such a freak. I remember seeing him shake off teammates' congratulatory dome-daps last season with the Sox, but to have each instance on video and lined up all nice-like.... Tremendous.
Link: Ta-da! Don't touch The Beltre
I love the quotes from Beltre and his new Rangers teammates, compiled by HBT.
Josh Hamilton: "You can tell we get him to a point where he might lose it and then we back off. You dont want it to come to a point where he doesnt want to come to work because he feels tormented. I have to get to know him better, but that days coming."
"Tormented"? Really? Having his head touched is torment? I don't know. He does seem to get absurdly uncomfortable, but that's a strong word.
Note: Three words people need to stop abusing: Epic, asinine, proverbial. As George Carlin wrote, "Proverbial is now being used to describe things that dont appear in proverbs. For instance, "the proverbial drop in the bucket" is incorrect because "a drop in the bucket" is not a proverb, its a metaphor. You wouldnt say, "as welcome as a turd in the proverbial punchbowl," or "as cold as the proverbial nuns box," because neither refers to a proverb."
Beltre on Victor Martinez, provocateur: "Sometimes I thought about killing him. But I thought about it. I have a family so I didnt."
Ha-haaa.... That's a joke, right? Or is Beltre really warning us all that, if he didn't have a wife andor kids, he would have murdered V-Mart because of a noogie?
Maybe Beltre's collisions with Jeremy Hermida and Jacoby Ellsbury weren't accidents.
Oh, whoops! I just broke your ribs. BET YOU'RE NEVER GONNA TOUCH MY HEAD AGAIN.
Just something to think about.