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Quote of the Day II: Dirk Hayhurst on those big fat ugly necklaces

Oct 22, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

CJ Wilson necklace

This passage about those silly necklaces everyone is wearing is from a series of tweets this afternoon from Dirk “The Garfoose” Hayhurst, Blue Jays minor leaguer and author of the most excellent “Bullpen Diaries Gospels”:

If you’re wondering about the Phiten necklaces you see on your big league starlings these days, Phiten gives them to MLB’rs for free.  Do they work? Hell if I know. I’ve never felt any different wearing them and the studies claiming energy balance are privately funded. Basically, it’s an image thing Phiten works to perpetuate on stars. Simple advertising scheme. Results may vary. Got an extra $50- find out. All I’m asking is, whens the last time you were in a health class and the teacher showed you a diagram on energy migration in your body?

Would I still wear them? Of course, all the other cool kids are dong it . . .

But if you’re going to mock those feeble minded folks who would pay $50 for one of those things, be careful: there are apparently a lot of ’em out there. “Phiten titanium necklace” is, far and away, the number one search term landing people at HardballTalk since yesterday afternoon.

Number two, by the way,  is “Phillies.”  Draw from that what you will.

  1. Jonny 5 - Oct 22, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Phiten Phills maybe??? Most Philly fans have trouble with spelling I hear. That and not throwing up on kids, and trouble not booing Santa… Blah blah blah blah……

    I guess these are the equal to those bracelets almost all the MLBR’s and coaches have been wearing?? I saw Polanco wears this necklace, and i think the sox Beckett has been for years, unless it’s just some other gaudy useless jewelry I haven’t heard of yet.

    • pisano - Oct 23, 2010 at 6:01 PM

      The first guy I saw wear one was Beckett ,and that in itself made me think it was suspicious . Anything that hillbilly wears tells me to shy away from it .

  2. easports82 - Oct 22, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    People forget that, probably with the exception of golf, baseball is one of the more challenging games from the mental stand point because it is a game of failure; players who fail 70% of the time are the elites. Scientifically, Phiten probably doesn’t do a lick, but if a batter thinks it’s helping him hit a 90 mph fastball on the black, it is.

    Or, as Crash put it: “If you believe you’re playing well because you’re getting laid, or because you’re not getting laid, or because you wear women’s underwear, then you ARE!”

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