Friday, August 5, 2005

Mound Talk Not Always Serious

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Have you ever wondered what’s being said during a mound visit between players and coaches?

According to former Major League Baseball pitcher Ken Sanders, it can be pretty funny.

Although Sanders, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians during his 10-year career, says most of the talk is about pitching and defensive strategy, he admits sometimes less important things are discussed.

For instance, Sanders remembers the time when his catcher came to the mound and told him, “Get this bulls■■t over, the restaurants are closing soon” and just walked away.

Another time, his catcher was pointing out all the cute gals that were sitting behind the dugout instead of suggesting which way he should pitch to an opposing batter.

Finally, Sanders once wolfed down a hot dog just before entering the game and says his manager was so distracted by the mustard left on his face that he came out to the mound and ordered: “Get the mustard off your face and just get this guy out.”

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