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Monday, March 04, 2013

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For those who have known Orlando, it’s not difficult to associate him with his well-worn nickname - The “O-Dog.” He’s gregarious and outspoken. He’s the kind of guy who wears his emotions on his sleeve and his initials embroidered on the outside of his shirt cuff. His on-field persona involves some mix of flair and grit. A second baseman with limited power and decent speed, his calling card for many years was highlight-inducing defense. He speaks quickly and often, and you might catch him hugging an umpire. Some writers were rubbed the wrong way by Orlando, but that’s mostly because he wasn’t aware of any requirement that he tell anything other than the truth.

As someone who knows the O-Dog said to me: “There’s English, there’s Spanish, there’s Japanese and then there’s Orlando Hudson.”

eddieot Posted: March 04, 2013 at 01:36 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: March 04, 2013 at 01:55 PM (#4380232)
Hudson seemed to be one of Vin Scully's favorites even before he became a Dodger. Scully may have just liked saying "O-Dog" though.
   2. John Northey Posted: March 04, 2013 at 01:57 PM (#4380237)
He is a fun player to watch. When he was in Toronto we all loved to watch - especially after his mistake calling JPR a pimp (referring to his clothing choices) which was promptly followed by a demotion to AAA iirc. Lets hope someone gets desperate this spring and gives him another shot.
   3. Matthew E Posted: March 04, 2013 at 05:16 PM (#4380475)
The pimp thing was overblown; he was going to AAA anyway.

I always liked Hudson as a player and I wish him all the best. I found this quote about him, which I think is more true than not true:
One Blue Jays front-office executive said that there hasn't been a town Hudson has played in where he couldn't have run for mayor.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: March 04, 2013 at 05:35 PM (#4380493)
One Blue Jays front-office executive said that there hasn't been a town Hudson has played in where he couldn't have run for mayor.


Except, ironically, in Toronto.
   5. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:42 PM (#4380529)
It's kind of weird to hear a player who's apparently universally loved tagged with the same nickname as one of the more sadistic killers in movie history.
   6. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:46 PM (#4380532)
Never saw it (M2S, right?) - I thought of the Wire character.
   7. Greg K Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:53 PM (#4380535)
I remember one year the Jays ran ads trying to convince fans to come out and see the various Jays and their specific abilities; Halladay's pitching, Wells' fielding, and Orlando Hudson's "surprising" power.

Also it was fun hearing Rob Faulds say "O-Dog".
   8. DA Baracus Posted: March 04, 2013 at 07:14 PM (#4380547)
It's kind of weird to hear a player who's apparently universally loved tagged with the same nickname as one of the more sadistic killers in movie history.


Hudson doesn't like cheeseburgers either.

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