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Thursday, January 23, 2014

For Ned Yost, only two seasons count: baseball season and deer season

Fox worthy, indeed.

Royals manager Ned Yost laughs when he says that he could be the punch line of a joke told by one of his best buddies, comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

It would go something like this: “When you name the deer you are hunting, you just might be a redneck.”

When Yost and Foxworthy hunt deer together in western Georgia, they are so familiar with the big bucks that roam their land, they do give them names.

“We don’t name them all,” Yost said. “Only the very special bucks get names.”

For example, there was Will Smith, the trophy buck that Foxworthy recently shot with his bow.

“Jeff named him that because it had hair that reminded him of Will Smith’s,” Yost said.

Then there was Bo Jr., named after Bo Jackson. And Butkus, a brute that reminds them of former Bears linebacker Dick Butkus. And Bullwinkle, named after ... well, you know. And Chief. And Wil Myers.

Wil Myers?

“I named him that because I thought that buck had a lot of potential to grow into something special, just like Wil,” Yost said of Myers, a former Royal who was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.

...When Yost and Foxworthy get together with other major-league ballplayers, such as Jon Lester, J.D. Drew and Kevin Millwood, who also live in their neighborhood, it’s good ol’ boy humor at its best.

“The great thing is that we’re not on stage,” Yost said. “We can just be ourselves.

“We have a great little deer-hunting community down here, and it’s a lot of fun.”

Repoz Posted: January 23, 2014 at 06:48 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:43 AM (#4644954)
"The great thing is that we’re not on stage," Yost said. “We can just be ourselves."

So Ned bunts the deer to third base after a leadoff double?
   2. JE (Jason) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM (#4644966)
But how does he feel about mountain lions?
   3. Tripon Posted: January 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM (#4644987)
Wil Myers?

“I named him that because I thought that buck had a lot of potential to grow into something special, just like Wil,” Yost said of Myers, a former Royal who was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.


And just like the buck, Ned Yost tried to kill him?
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM (#4644998)
What about duck season?
Rabbit season!
Duck season!
Rabbit season!
Rabbit season!
Duck season!

BLAMMO!
   5. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: January 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4645058)
A little weird to name animals after famous people, and then kill them.

And wasn't there a Will Smith that pitched for KC recently?
   6. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 01:15 PM (#4645068)
Not to read this more deeply than it deserves to be read, but what kind of distinctive haircut does Will Smith have that could have a parallel on a deer's head? Seems like Jeff is envisioning some generic black guy from thirty years ago with a hi-top fade when he thinks of "Will Smith."

Unless the pitching Will Smith has crazy hair, in which case I retract everything.

EDIT: Said "Ned" when I meant "Jeff," the guy who actually named the buck.
   7. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 03:04 PM (#4645145)
Young Will Smith. Behold the high top fade.

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