August 28, 2003

Phil Mickelson wants to pitch for the Mud Hens: "Mickelson is scheduled to have a tryout Friday with Toledo, the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, with hopes of pitching for the Mud Hens this weekend." Maybe he should just pitch for the Tigers. Definition of a mudhen.

posted by munger to baseball at 11:50 PM - 13 comments

What happens first...Phil throws a no-no and strikes out 15 or Phil wins a major?

posted by vito90 at 08:27 AM on August 29, 2003

In a related story, Dr. Henry Heimlich has also been signed by the Mud Hens in case Mickelson breezes through eight innings with a big lead. "Well, they just want me around in case, well, you know..." Heimlich said. "Do I have to spell it out?" Heimlich then grabbed his throat with both hands and began making guttural noises.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:39 AM on August 29, 2003

Good ol' Moobs Mickelson. Just good enough to know he's just not quite good enough. He's like the Terry Bradshaw of golf.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:36 AM on August 29, 2003

I see the W & W boys are in fine form this morning.

posted by vito90 at 10:07 AM on August 29, 2003

That definition is incorrect. A mudhen is what you call your buddy's ugly date.

posted by dusted at 10:49 AM on August 29, 2003

Terry Bradshaw is in the Hall of Fame and was MVP in two of the four Super Bowls he won. Phil Mickelson has a long way to go before he merits that comparison.

posted by Mookieproof at 10:54 AM on August 29, 2003

I meant as a broadcaster. I never knew TB the player, but those must have been some interesting huddles.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:17 AM on August 29, 2003

You know, I always heard that Bradshaw was dumb as a bag of hammers (as did this web site, apparently), but a guy with four rings running a powerful offense can't be that stupid, can he?

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:45 AM on August 29, 2003

He did have the Steel Curtain on the other side of the ball, didn't he? I credit them with those championships.

posted by garfield at 12:09 PM on August 29, 2003

It's football - they'd llike you to think it's rocket science, but somehow I doubt it.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:01 PM on August 29, 2003

Oh, I dunno ... I don't think everyone in the NFL could square off with Stephen Hawking on Jeopardy!, but football is not a sport where you just wander around aimlessly. One guy out of 11 blows an assignment, especially on offense at the professional level, and you are done.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:36 PM on August 29, 2003

By the way, Mickelson struck out.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:59 AM on September 01, 2003

Good for you Phil. Why not take a crack at baseball, since you've done everything there is to do in golf, right? Stick to one sport Lefty.

posted by rosey8810 at 11:25 AM on September 02, 2003

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