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Quote of the Day: Erik Bedard didn’t want to get “dry-humped”

Apr 1, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

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When Erik Bedard started to warm up in last night’s game I and the group who was watching the game wondered if, since he’s slated for the Houston rotation, he was merely getting some throwing in or something.  Of course he came into the game and pitched a three-inning save.

But Bedard himself was somewhat worried about not being able to actually pitch last night. And noted it in colorful terms, quoted by the Houston Chronicle:

“I knew that if I would warm up in the game I was going in. … I didn’t want to get dry-humped and stuff,” Bedard said.

Totally, Erik. No one would have wanted that.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Bedard is now the Major League leader in saves.

  2. darthicarus - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    The pitching equivalent of blue balls I suppose.

  3. chill1184 - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Baseball players saying the darnest things

  4. proudlycanadian - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Give Bedard some slack as English is not his first language. I wonder what phrase he would have used in French?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Honest question, have people not heard this phrase before in reference to relievers?

      • Kevin S. - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:47 AM

        Yeah, I don’t get everybody giggling like 12 year old schoolgirls over this one. That’s the baseball jargon for being warmed up without coming into the game.

      • gunpowderjones - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        I had not. Learn something new every day I guess.

  5. jarathen - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    It’s a common fear in Texas.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      Southern Baptists

  6. bat42boy - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Great win for the Astros and Bedard looked good. Too bad Rangers!

  7. stex52 - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Thanks, Eric, for leaving that image in my head for the rest of the day.

  8. The Common Man - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Dry humping gets so much bad press, but I think we all forget how much we enjoyed it at the time back in high school.

    • sportsdrenched - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      Close your browsers. This is the best comment you will read on the interwebs today.

      • The Common Man - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        I like that one person gave it a thumbs down. Their high school dry-humping experience must have been cruelly disappointing.

      • Kevin S. - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        Well, when you went to an all-guys high school…

  9. ptfu - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    After one game, we already have a candidate for Player Comment of the Year.

  10. dowhatifeellike - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    I would have gone with “blue-balled” myself, but different strokes for different folks…

    On a serious note, it’s good to see Bedard healthy and effective. He could have been a great one if not for his injury problems. Seattle was completely robbed on that trade… not that I mind…

  11. lessick - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    I’m impressed that the reporter was able to get the normally untalkative Bedard to give a response longer than five words.

  12. fearthehoody - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    F U Beretard!

    – Mariner fans

    • nderdog - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

      Stay Classy, Seattle! And people wonder why I get so grumpy about the local Oregon media pretending like the Mariners are our team.

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