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Ryan Klesko: outdoorsman

Sep 3, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT

For reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today runs an editorial by former Brave Ryan Klesko — which was actually dictated to someone it seems — in which he talks about his love of hunting, fishing, surfing and buying thousands of acres of real estate:

There is a lot of carryover between baseball players and the outdoors
— as many as 70 percent of the guys hunt or fish, depending on the
team.

In Atlanta, I know Tim Hudson, Chipper Jones and Eric Hinske do. Bobby Cox and [team traveling secretary] Bill Acree went bird hunting with Ted Turner.

When I played in San Diego, there were 14 of us who wore camo shirts around the clubhouse. They called us Redneck Row.

Psst! Ryan! Did the shirts look like this? Just sayin’, there were probably 25 of you wearing them that day!

Oh well. I don’t even know why I’m even linking this. It just seems . . . weird.

  1. El Bravo - Sep 3, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Umerikah!

  2. The Rabbit - Sep 3, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    OMG…Did he mention Ted Nugent?

  3. Bravesfan - Sep 6, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Craig, the AJC ran the editorial because Ryan is making an appearance at the Braves Outdoor Night evnt next Friday (Sept. 10) to meet fans, sign autographs and participate in a Q&A before the game. It was in the introduction to the article in italics :) make more sense now?

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