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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Hillenbrand’s life away from baseball is wild with animals - Los Angeles Times

This doesn’t exactly dispel the notion that Hillenbrand is one weird dude.

“It’s like Dr. Doolittle,” Hillenbrand says. “We have animals everywhere. If you don’t get along you can’t stay.”

Well, maybe. But did Doolittle ever come home to find one of his miniature horses in the kitchen, munching carrots out of the refrigerator? And how many times did Doolittle’s pig get into the house through the doggy door? Or what about the time Jessica, home alone in bed with a horrible cold, had a goat named Willie Mays jump over a wall, find its way into the house and urinate on her sheets.

“And goats pee,” Shea adds helpfully, “for like a minute and half straight. They don’t hold back.”

Jim Furtado Posted: January 01, 2008 at 04:18 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: January 01, 2008 at 04:36 PM (#2657891)
Shea has found his soulmates.

Edit: Actually, that probably isn't fair to the animals.
   2. Rough Carrigan Posted: January 01, 2008 at 05:06 PM (#2657899)
I think the perception of Hillenbrand as a bad guy is probably massively overblown. He played along stupidly with a radio shock jock's shtick in one case and may have been doing nothing more than goofing around on a blackboard before a team meeting in another case. If you think you could never be portrayed as a much worse person than you are based on a couple incidents in your life then you must be a remarkably reserved person.
   3. Belfry Bob Posted: January 01, 2008 at 05:38 PM (#2657912)
“And goats pee,” Shea adds helpfully, “for like a minute and half straight. They don’t hold back.”


The answer to the question: How is a goat like a sleet-drenched Redskins fan after 3 beers and a cup of so-called hot chocolate, wandering around the parking lot at FedEx Field trying to find his car after the Skins go up on the Cowboys 27-3 ?

Not that I have any personal experience or anything.
   4. Internet Commenter Posted: January 01, 2008 at 06:18 PM (#2657932)
I think the perception of Hillenbrand as a bad guy is probably massively overblown. He played along stupidly with a radio shock jock's shtick in one case and may have been doing nothing more than goofing around on a blackboard before a team meeting in another case. If you think you could never be portrayed as a much worse person than you are based on a couple incidents in your life then you must be a remarkably reserved person.

This is why people with image problems magically appear in fluff pieces like the the above when they need a job.
   5. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: January 01, 2008 at 06:25 PM (#2657936)
I think the "f*ggot" comment pretty much killed the "the media has unfairly portrayed Shea as a jerk" defense.
   6. villageidiom Posted: January 01, 2008 at 08:56 PM (#2658009)
“And goats pee,” Shea adds helpfully, “for like a minute and half straight. They don’t hold back.”

I'd think to pee for a minute and a half straight they'd have to have held back for quite a while.
   7. walt williams bobblehead Posted: January 01, 2008 at 09:02 PM (#2658012)
Long relievers are rarely the goat, but I guess the converse isn't true.
   8. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 02, 2008 at 01:29 AM (#2658068)
Long relievers are rarely the goat, but I guess the converse isn't true.
Is it too early for the '08 Primeys, Word Play Division?
   9. Belfry Bob Posted: January 02, 2008 at 02:00 PM (#2658186)
“And goats pee,” Shea adds helpfully, “for like a minute and half straight. They don’t hold back.”


Moises Alou is already placing an order for an entire herd.
   10. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: January 02, 2008 at 02:04 PM (#2658189)
I hope the goat pisses in his mouth.
   11. Spahn Insane Posted: January 02, 2008 at 02:17 PM (#2658201)
I hope the goat pisses in his mouth.

You know, Wok, there ARE websites that cater to people like you.

Or so I hear...
   12. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: January 02, 2008 at 02:21 PM (#2658202)
I don't necessarily have to see it, I just want it to happen.
   13. 185/456(GGC) Posted: January 02, 2008 at 02:46 PM (#2658213)
We need to find the Blues Brothers Band. They can turn goatpiss into gasoline.
   14. Zonk is now Unified Posted: January 02, 2008 at 02:46 PM (#2658214)
I think the perception of Hillenbrand as a bad guy is probably massively overblown. He played along stupidly with a radio shock jock's shtick in one case and may have been doing nothing more than goofing around on a blackboard before a team meeting in another case. If you think you could never be portrayed as a much worse person than you are based on a couple incidents in your life then you must be a remarkably reserved person.


...stealing pages from the Derek Bell playbook don't help either. When you have a near entire career of pretty shitty offensive production - then hit 254/275/325, but for a division leading team - ######## about your playing time and demanding to be moved doesn't endear you to many fans either.

So Shea's got a career at PETA when GMs finally tire of wasting at-bats on his hacktastic crapbat... good for him. Doesn't make him any more or any less a #########.
   15. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: January 02, 2008 at 04:02 PM (#2658275)
I bet he never walks (them).
   16. Justin T's pasta pass was not revoked Posted: January 02, 2008 at 04:29 PM (#2658293)
A piece that describes a person who lives with hordes of uncontrolled beasts that piss next to his wife as she lays in bed is supposed to make me like him more? He needs Scott Rolen as a teammate.
   17. 1k5v3L Posted: March 01, 2008 at 05:13 AM (#2703647)
Pet lemur bites Gilbert boy to the bone

Arizona TV stations are reporting that the 3 year old boy is Shea Hillenbrand's son.
I hope the kid is fine.

Thanks to McCray & TAP over at DBBP for the tip.

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