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

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Rough Carrigan
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics - June 2015. Settlement clears way for Kokomo baseball home opener
(5682 - 12:57pm, Jun 30)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogNHL Will Allow Single Team Streaming Packages
(24 - 12:54pm, Jun 30)
Last: cmd600

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - June 2015
(2836 - 12:52pm, Jun 30)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogTensions return between Angels' front office, manager Scioscia
(8 - 12:47pm, Jun 30)
Last: winnipegwhip

NewsblogMLB and the Grateful Dead - JOIN US FOR THE FINAL 5 SHOWS EVER!
(124 - 12:41pm, Jun 30)
Last: Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-30-2015
(9 - 12:38pm, Jun 30)
Last: esseff

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(766 - 12:35pm, Jun 30)
Last: Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine

NewsblogNick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes: Would you rather have Xander Bogaerts or Jose Iglesias at shortstop? - Sports - The Boston Globe
(17 - 12:27pm, Jun 30)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogAs trade season approaches, Astros have hole in rotation - Houston Chronicle
(5 - 12:24pm, Jun 30)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogDon't ever make closer Huston Street pitch earlier than the ninth inning
(12 - 12:20pm, Jun 30)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogGM: Mets willing to 'overpay' for hitter, but nothing available - Mets Blog - ESPN
(44 - 12:13pm, Jun 30)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogPhillies Hire Andy MacPhail As Pat Gillick’s Successor
(2 - 12:11pm, Jun 30)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 6/30/15
(2 - 12:00pm, Jun 30)
Last: Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner

NewsblogThis is Vin Scully’s 66th season broadcasting Dodgers games. Really.
(28 - 11:56am, Jun 30)
Last: TerpNats

NewsblogEugene Emralds' Historic Stadium Burns Down
(3 - 11:42am, Jun 30)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

Page rendered in 0.1889 seconds
48 querie(s) executed