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Monday, March 04, 2013

Vladimir Guerrero’s informercial surfaces

Direct link to the video, the password is csm1 .

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Free agent Vladimir Guerrero is trying to duplicate the success of the Cespedes video:

Ken Rosenthal tweeted a link to a video of Guerrero taking some cuts, running, and demonstrating that he can still toss a baseball, and it’s well worth a viewing based on the early 90s infomercial vibe and for a glimpse of Vlad rocking an Expos cap.

Direct link to the video, the password is csm1 .

Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:32 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: free agents, montreal expos, video, vladimir guerrero

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   1. eddieot Posted: March 04, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4380594)
Wow. That's a sad excuse for a baseball field that Vladdy is working out on. But I really love the vintage 'Spos cap.
   2. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 04, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4380595)
I love Vlad. That is all.
   3. dr. scott Posted: March 04, 2013 at 09:17 PM (#4380620)
Wow, needs to work on the sit-ups.
   4. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: March 04, 2013 at 10:26 PM (#4380647)
I thought this was Fred McGriff's turf? Is Emanski producing this one?
   5. Endless Trash Posted: March 05, 2013 at 12:47 AM (#4380767)
I played six games at AAA With Toronto. I did really well but they didn't give me a chance.


For #### sakes.

1) It was eight games. Give yourself some credit.
2) You were hitting .214 after the first seven games. Then, you went 4/5 with a triple and promptly quit in a huff because Anthopolous wasn't waiting for you after the game with a limo to personally transport you to Toronto.

I was rooting hard for Vlad last year, and felt excited when he got called up to AAA, but he sealed his own fate when he quit after one good game and frankly .303/.314/.424 is not particularly impessive in AAA when 5 of the games (including the only good one) are in the Las Vegas Launching Pad.
   6. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: March 05, 2013 at 01:14 AM (#4380787)
I played six games at AAA With Toronto. I did really well but they didn't give me a chance.



For #### sakes.


I found Vlad's description of his time with the Jays to be funny given the following turn of events:

1) Vlad throws a hissy fit after being stuck in AAA for a week.
2) Vlad asks for and receives his release.
3) Vlad remains unsigned for the remained of the 2012 season.
4) It's March 2013 and Vlad has to make a video asking teams to sign him to a minor league deal.
5) Vlad's comeback announcement causes several teams (including the Houston Astros) to announce that they're not interested in signing him at any price.

I was also rooting for Vlad to make it to Toronto. When he asked for his release, Kelly Johnson was hitting fifth for the Jays. All he needed to do was shut up and have a hot homestand in Las Vegas. Instead he quit and lost his best opportunity to stave off retirement.
   7. xanthan Posted: March 05, 2013 at 09:01 AM (#4380935)
Killing goats with dingers ... amazing.
   8. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 05, 2013 at 09:31 AM (#4380956)
It was weird to see Vlad taking grounders at first base. If you've got a guy with that kind of arm, seems like a massive waste to play him at 1B.

I guess he's 38 and has a wonky back, but still. It looked weird.
   9. The Good Face Posted: March 05, 2013 at 09:40 AM (#4380962)
I can't be arsed to watch it, but I need to know; how's his CORE STRENGTH?
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 05, 2013 at 10:08 AM (#4381000)
DO THE HARLEM SHAKE!!!!!
   11. Meatwad Posted: March 05, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4381170)
Does anyone else think the stop watch time is wrong? He looks like he is in slow motion when running.
   12. Rants Mulliniks Posted: March 05, 2013 at 12:51 PM (#4381172)
Seeing this makes me wonder if Vlad has a cent left to his name.
   13. The Good Face Posted: March 05, 2013 at 01:30 PM (#4381222)
Seeing this makes me wonder if Vlad has a cent left to his name.


No idea, but I remember reading somewhere that Vlad has at least a few babymommas running around out there. That can't be helping his finances...
   14. Meatwad Posted: March 05, 2013 at 03:02 PM (#4381323)
Perhaps he has a sense of humor and made it as a joke?
   15. Flynn Posted: March 05, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4381487)
He's wearing Expos pants too, road edition with red and white stripes.

Seeing this makes me wonder if Vlad has a cent left to his name.


What could he possibly be doing? Apparently he's invested a lot in infrastructure in his hometown, which might explain it, but wasn't he kind of a recluse? Supposedly he'd just shack up in his apartment in Montreal and never really leave except to go to the ballpark. He loved it too, he wanted to stay there.
   16. Flynn Posted: March 05, 2013 at 05:16 PM (#4381493)
Eight kids by 5 different women, costing him $25,000 a month. But he also has $25 million in stocks and bonds, which must provide him a solid income. Maybe he just likes playing ball?
   17. rr Posted: March 05, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4381507)
If the Cano/Granderson/ARod story turns out to be real, the Yankees need to bring Vlad to the Bronx.
   18. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: March 05, 2013 at 06:21 PM (#4381543)
His swing looked terrible in that video, really slow and long. I guess he was never actually a model at the plate though, however great his results were.
   19. This is going to be state of the art wall Posted: March 05, 2013 at 08:37 PM (#4381617)
I saw a washed up former player in that video that still has an absolute hose of an arm. He should try and come back as a pitcher.
   20. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 05, 2013 at 12:09 AM (#4404980)
Long Island Ducks welcome Vlad.

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