If it was at all planned prior to today, it sure flew under the radar, but at some point yesterday afternoon it became clear out on the vast plain of the interwebs that Jose Bautista was sitting in front of a computer, answer questions– some serious, some oddball– in a Reddit AMA.
Some, of course, are better than others, so here are a few highlights (click to embiggen)…
I suspect Jose doesn’t quite mean that Lawrie in real life is a ridiculous @HelmetTosser13 caricature of himself, but that doesn’t mean I’m not just going to go ahead and believe it anyway.
Hey! Jose seems like he has a pretty terrific memory when it comes to this stuff!
And in Dunedin, he’s apparently partial to the Chic-A-Boom Room, at least some nights. At least according to a cabbie I talked to last week who said he once picked up Phillies pitchers Kyle Kendrick and Cole Hamels and only recognized one… Kendrick.
Uh… yeah… about that great memory…
Great question, damp_panties, uh… wait, sorry, what was it you were asking?
See, this is very interesting to me– especially coming off a year in which it seemed a guy like Colby Rasmus was tinkering with something every few weeks. Sure, maybe it was because Bautista was almost into his age twenty-eight season, and onto his sixth organization (seven if you count both stops with Pittsburgh), that he was more willing to stick with it– or, y’know, because he’s Bautista– but it’s pretty amazing to think that, by his word, he made the changes to his swing a full year before even the huge September of 2009 that preceded his monstrous 2010 breakout.
A little disappointed he didn’t answer the sabermetrics part of the question– not that it really matters what the players think anyway.
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Image via Twitter.