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Hey Hunter Pence … forgetting something?

Aug 2, 2011, 9:12 AM EST

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Hunter Pence is 3 for 14 with an RBI — and the Phillies are undefeated in three games — since he was traded from Houston.  That’s great.

He walked up to the plate in Colorado last night having forgotten to take the donut off his bat, however.  That’s not so great.

And it’s especially not great given the latest research showing that using weighted donuts in the on-deck circle actually hurts your bat speed!

  1. phillyphan975 - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Um….Latest research showing that writing useless and pointless articles on sports blogs is the express lane to unemployment!

    • Alex K - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM

      Just ask and Craig will give you back every single penny you paid to read this post.

    • JBerardi - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

      Uh-oh, Craig hurt someone’s fee-fees….

    • heyblueyoustink - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM

      phillyphan975 eh? So does that screen name mean you are associated with the 97.5 Phanatic philadelphia talk radio show station or does it mean you’re sadly unoriginal, much like your post.

    • ditto65 - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:51 AM

      You know what they say about Phillies Phans…

  2. halladaysbiceps - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Actually, he is not the first Phillies player to do this. Joe Blanton often would go up to the plate with a donut. Jelly, I believe.

    • CJ - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM

      I thought it was Boston Creme? However, since donut is a relative of the cake family: all is forgiven.

      • JBerardi - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM

        Man, I miss good cake-type donuts. You just can’t find one when you live under the thumb of the Dunkin’ Donuts Caliphate.

      • Jonny 5 - Aug 2, 2011 at 12:47 PM

        JB, don’t you have bakeries around you? That’s where you always get good doughnuts. Which you misspelled btw……..

      • nocryinginbaseball07 - Aug 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM

        This is all just cake’s answer to the pie in the face ritual.

    • cur68 - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      No, no. Yu guys told me earlier this year it was chicken, fried by the Colonel, that saw to it Big Joe was so resplendently girthed. Now you tell me he varies his diet with the baked goods? That’s variety in the diet right there man! That’s healthy that is.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM

        Fat Joe does vary his diet. Sometimes he likes to dip his donuts into the same vat that the Colonel cooks his chicken in.

      • cur68 - Aug 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM

        And does that make it a “Chicken Fried Donut”? Just typing that made my arteries clang like a steel cannoli hitting a fry pan.

      • foreverchipper10 - Aug 2, 2011 at 12:14 PM

        I saw something on Man vs. Food where he was at some minor league ballpark that made a burger and instead of a bun they used a Krispy Kreme glazed donut cut in half and put on the grill. The glaze part would be the inside of the bun coating the burger in sweet Krispy Kreme glaze. Get your heads out of the gutter before commenting on my word choice there. It looked delicious.

  3. bleedgreen - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Meh, it happens. And seeing as just about every major leaguer in the on deck circle has a donut/sleeve on their bat or is swinging a lead pipe around, maybe you should beat the drum harder about it.

    • bleedgreen - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:29 AM

      Actually, I just read that article. There is nothing scientific or proven in it. There is 1 line in it about slow twitch muscle fibers and thats it. The rest of it is just a fluff piece about who uses what on their bats and talks about some of the different weighted pieces that hitters use.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

        Like most things in baseball, if the guy thinks it help, it probably does help. Or at least the absence of it might hurt if he thinks it will hurt. They are a superstitious bunch.

        I think I will start selling MLB players sugar pills, tell them they are undetectable PEDs and watch the guys stats explode. All this, for a mere $500/pill.

      • paperlions - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM

        Actually, most things that have no effect that you think help do nothing. If thinking something helped was all that was necessary, every diet plan would work, every modern snake oil (and there are thousands of them) would work, etc.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM

      I would have liked to see a link to the “on-deck guru’s” peer-reviewed scientific article. Otherwise, it is just taking some guys word for it.

  4. patsandsox - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm Donuts

  5. illcomm - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    another pointless article.from Craig about nothing…..just to tease the phils….stop being a hater Craig

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM

      Why do you take it so personal? I don’t mind the banter and whatnot, it is all in good fun….at least from Craig. Sometimes people cross the line and talk shit on the city itself, which I don’t like.

      • heyblueyoustink - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

        We should just ignore him doc, if he’s just going to show up with nothing humorous, witty, intelligent, or pertinent to add.

        Just like you do with small children and disobedient puppies :-)

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM

      We could make the same comment about everything you’ve written. And please, for the love of god, stop abusing the ellipses. Haven’t they suffered enough?

      • purnellmeagrejr - Aug 2, 2011 at 12:09 PM

        Celine developed the best writing of the 20th century using the ellipse as the glue to connect his thoughts. (Craig made a Ulysses reference the other day so I figure it’s OK to get literary.)

      • cur68 - Aug 2, 2011 at 12:23 PM

        Celine Dion wouldn’t know an ellipse if they hit her, one after another, right between the eyes…wait…wrong Celine?

      • Jonny 5 - Aug 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM

        Man, I always use ellipses, and Craig did in the title. Sheeeeiiiittt…………. Love ellipses………..

  6. Jonny 5 - Aug 2, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Yeah but………

  7. purnellmeagrejr - Aug 2, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    It’s EATING donuts in the on deck circle that was provn to hurt bat speed. Let’s get the story straight.

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