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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Todd Hollandsworth now a busy baseball broadcaster, is all business on the golf course too

Is Todd Hollandsworth an Iván Calderon? Dunno…but he’s first on his Sim. Score.

“I don’t beat down the opposition,” he said. “But, you know, I’d love to see more emotion in baseball. We police ourselves so stinkin’ hard. I wish we’d tear down some walls. But me? I was trained to keep it in.”

Hollandsworth remembers taking Todd Stottlemyre out of the park as a rookie, and when he returned to the dugout, he heard the veteran right-hander bark at him.

“I guess I didn’t run the bases fast enough,” Hollandsworth said. “I don’t get it. I’d like to see guys play with the same passion as they had in Little League.”

...One year earlier, he helped the miracle Marlins overtake the Cubs. He went 3-for-3 in the NLCS with an intentional walk in the eight-run eighth inning of the Bartman game.

Hollandsworth recalled seeing Moises Alou’s histrionics and thinking to himself, “C’mon, save it, Mo.”

“But when you saw it on video,” he said, “there was only that one hand that got in the way.”

He faintly remembers Marlins pitcher Mark Redman saying of Bartman: “Let’s make this kid famous.”

“In sports,” Hollandsworth said, “you create your own breaks.”

Repoz Posted: July 29, 2012 at 01:16 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. MM1f Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:55 PM (#4195493)
An ex-ballplayer turned broadcaster who likes to play golf in his spare time? What a unique career path!

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