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Monday, August 08, 2011

Hypnotist helps Bochy and staff quit dipping

They’ve reached this point because of hypnotherapist Dr. AlVera Paxson, who is developing quite the reputation for helping the reigning World Series champion Giants kick some nasty, decades-old habits.

Bochy hasn’t touched chewing tobacco since April 14, the night before seeing Paxson during his team’s first road trip to Arizona. Hayes has gone without since Jan. 26. It’s two years down for Murphy. No carrying around those little tobacco cans for these three any longer.

Gamingboy Posted: August 08, 2011 at 06:49 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. dr. scott Posted: August 08, 2011 at 09:56 PM (#3895667)
When i first read this headline I could have sworn they were talking about the dip in the Giants win %, and that a hypnotist was helping the whole team to beat the Phillies yesterday.
   2. Traderdave Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:05 PM (#3895671)
Puking my guts out the only 2 times I did it made quitting very easy for me.
   3. All you Need is Glove Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:32 PM (#3895692)
I am guessing the session went something like this...

Doc: You will give one hundred and ten percent.

Bochy and Staff: That's impossible. No one can give more than one hundred percent. By definition that is the most anyone can give.
   4. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:34 PM (#3895695)
Since May 19 for me. No hypnotist, though the Harmon Killebrew esophageal cancer story that I've had bookmarked since I began kicking the habit gets an assist.
   5. Tin Angel Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:34 PM (#3895696)
Is there anyway he can be hypnotized into taking Huff out of the lineup?
   6. Rollie Fingers' moustache Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:50 PM (#3895711)
Unfortunately one of the side effects of the session is that Bochy has been going around the clubhouse stating the he is Elmer J Fudd and owns a mansion and a yacht.
   7. tshipman Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:55 PM (#3895714)
Is there anyway he can be hypnotized into taking Huff out of the lineup?


Belt is actually, hard as it is to believe, hitting worse than Huff.
   8. carpenoctem Posted: August 08, 2011 at 10:57 PM (#3895717)
How long until Bochy starts uncontrollably clucking like a chicken?
   9. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: August 08, 2011 at 11:06 PM (#3895727)
I've never met anyone who has been hypnotized. Anyone here ever do it?
   10. 'Spos Posted: August 08, 2011 at 11:41 PM (#3895766)
Since May 19 for me.


Since May 19 (2004) for me (after twenty years). Hang in there, it's worth it.
   11. ??'s Biggest Fan! Posted: August 09, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3895783)
On a sidenote, George Perez is highly overrated.
   12. GGC for Sale Posted: August 09, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3895829)
9/11/2006 for me.
   13. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: August 09, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3895841)
cigarettes were my thing... none since 2 pm, April 11, 2008.
   14. Bob Evans Posted: August 09, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3895845)
Dipping is so totally nasty, way nastier than cigarettes.

I've never met anyone who has been hypnotized. Anyone here ever do it?

I was hypnotized to try to help my recall of a crime. Didn't help.
   15. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3895857)
I was hypnotized to try to help my recall of a crime. Didn't help.

Even if you did "remember", it probably wouldn't do you (or prosecutors) any good in court.
   16. PreservedFish Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3895866)
I was hypnotized to try to help my recall of a crime. Didn't help.


Please to be elaborating.
   17. gef the talking mongoose Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:08 AM (#3895873)
On a sidenote, George Perez is highly overrated.


He's not a huge favorite of mine, but still ... this strikes me as questionable, to say the least.
   18. flournoy Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:17 AM (#3895897)
I've never met anyone who has been hypnotized. Anyone here ever do it?


When I was in college, a hypnotist did a show (or whatever you call it), and took volunteers to get hypnotized. I didn't volunteer, but the results were truly hilarious. I went in a doubter and left a believer.
   19. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:21 AM (#3895906)
When I was in college, a hypnotist did a show (or whatever you call it), and took volunteers to get hypnotized. I didn't volunteer, but the results were truly hilarious. I went in a doubter and left a believer.


I volunteered. I started to go under, but I was seated at the end of the row of chairs and started to tip over, at which point I woke up.

Then, back in the audience to watch the rest of the show, I went under again just listening to the guy hypnotize the people on stage.
   20. Bob Evans Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:26 AM (#3895925)
Even if you did "remember", it probably wouldn't do you (or prosecutors) any good in court.

It was more to help the cops.

Please to be elaborating.

I was working at a store by myself at midnight and was victim of an armed robbery where I didn't get a good look at the guy. A detective hypnotized me to see if I could recall more details of the man's description.

They got him years later when his getaway driver (a dude I knew and liked, and who undoubtedly planned the heist) ratted him out to avoid prosecution for a lesser crime.
   21. Blastin Posted: August 09, 2011 at 03:44 AM (#3896061)
I was on a cruise this January and I volunteered. I wouldn't say the man had control of me, but I would say that everything he said seemed like a really, really great idea to do.


Including scrambling around the stage looking for my butt, which had fallen off.
   22. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2011 at 04:51 AM (#3896074)
Why was Marty Allen a villain in Wonder Woman?

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