Monday, November 24, 2008

IIATMS Interviews Eric Hacker

Most bloggers don't do interviews because (1) we're afraid to leave our basements; and (2) even if it's a phone interview, when we call the interview subject, there's always a chance a woman might answer and, quite frankly, we don't know how to talk to women.

Jason at IIATMS, however, has both a real job and a wife, so he's not as afraid of the real world as the rest of us. As a result, he has really started to carve out a nice bloggy niche with his interviews. The latest is of Yankees' minor league pitcher Eric Hacker, who was just added to the 40-man and, when you think about it, probably has just as good if not better a chance to contribute to the greater Yankee good than Hughes or Kennedy. Best line of the interview:
IIATMS: Do the guys with major league contracts rehabbing in the minors have to buy meals for the team?

EH: Some guys are definitely more generous than others, but when a big leaguer visits, we know we’re in for a good meal, like Outback. The guys get excited for the steaks and chicken.
Hit Bull, win steak.

7 comments:

Jason @ IIATMS said...

and, like you, outkicked my coverage in the marraige category

Leo said...

That's sad that Outback is considered a high quality meal. I hope the big leaguers are not filling their minor league brethren's stomachs with those disgusting calorie- and fat-drenched bloomin' onions.

mooseinohio said...

If any of the Tribe's AAA players, who will be calling Columbus home, are smart enough to read Shyster's blog then they should be well prepared to persuade the rehabbing big leaguer to go somewhere other than Outback.

Just a brief review of recent blogs clearly indicate that certain major league team recognize that "footspeed and athleticism are gaining value" and "those disgusting calorie- and fat-drenched bloomin' onions" at Outback certainly will not help you be fleet-a-foot. However Shysterball has informed folks that Alana's, Starliner Diner and NorthStar Cafe are 'good eats' in Columbus and all are much healthier and tastier than Outback.

Yet another reason why knowing how to read is good for you and blogs are not the all bad. Thanks Craig for all your efforts keeping the world well-informed.

Craig Calcaterra said...

I just had a great idea for a Keith Law book: Keith can travel to all of the AAA and AA cities, eat at a bunch of restaurants, and then write the complete guide to minor league dining.

The key is that he has to find places that could reasonably (or near reasonably) fit into ballplayers' meal allowances yet still be good stuff. He can call it "Meal Money" or something like that.

Yeah, it may be hard to find legitimately good food to be had on minor league meal money, but no one said the project would be easy.

mooseinohio said...

Nancy's and Thurman's it is for Columbus. I'll recommend The BreaLu Cafe, Becky's Diner and Silly's in Portland Maine when he visits the SeaDogs.

Justin Zeth said...

I just had a great idea for a Keith Law book: Keith can travel to all of the AAA and AA cities, eat at a bunch of restaurants, and then write the complete guide to minor league dining.

Altoona would kill him.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

I want in on a "Big Book of Minor League Dining". I'm available for assignments.