Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: media

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogKen Rosenthal on Twitter: Sale to #RedSox. Moncada, Kopech and two other prospects to #WhiteSox.
(135 - 7:16pm, Dec 07)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogNationals acquire outfielder Adam Eaton | MLB.com
(11 - 7:15pm, Dec 07)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOTP: 5 December 2016: Baseball's New Collective Bargaining Agreement
(854 - 7:10pm, Dec 07)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOT: October-November 2016 Soccer Thread
(374 - 7:10pm, Dec 07)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogCubs near trade to acquire closer Wade Davis from Royals
(36 - 7:03pm, Dec 07)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogIan Desmond agrees to five-year deal with Rockies – The Denver Post
(26 - 7:01pm, Dec 07)
Last: PreservedFish

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: Trophy Case
(24 - 6:54pm, Dec 07)
Last: Chris Fluit

Gonfalon CubsStarting to think about 2017
(102 - 6:53pm, Dec 07)
Last: Ardo

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(1221 - 6:51pm, Dec 07)
Last: billyshears

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2016 Results
(7 - 6:49pm, Dec 07)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogBaseball: MLB hijacks market for Japanese star Otani: report | Kyodo News
(19 - 6:44pm, Dec 07)
Last: Guy Heckler's Veto

NewsblogBaseball Hall of Fame's veteran voting system could keep qualified candidates out | MLB | Sporting News
(23 - 6:20pm, Dec 07)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his 2017 HOF Tracker Up and Running
(87 - 5:50pm, Dec 07)
Last: reech

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-7-2016
(28 - 5:21pm, Dec 07)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogRed Sox Reportedly Agree To Deal With Mitch Moreland « CBS Boston
(32 - 5:21pm, Dec 07)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1844 seconds
47 querie(s) executed