Thursday, January 29, 2009

Namaste, Russell

From The Canadian Press:

Russell Martin, the hard-nosed catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has taken up yoga.

That's right, the native of Chelsea, Que., best known for his dogged blue-collar work ethic and play-through-all-pain intensity, has made yoga an integral part of his off-season workout regimen for the first time this winter.

"I've never felt better," he said.

This may be a cute piece of non-news right now, but if Martin can avoid a late-season fade—something he hasn't been able to do yet—then we may be revisiting the topic this fall.

And should Martin absolutely bust out in the second half? Then we might start seeing a lot more downward dogs around the Dodger clubhouse.

(Thanks to Dodger Thoughts poster underdog for the link!)

Earlier at SoSG: Post-Game 39 Thread: Namaste

original photo by Christian Hansen/New York Times


Steve Sax said...

Wow, Russell has a pretty big noggin.

Orel said...

It's bobblehead yoga Russell!

Eric Stephen said...

This is all part of Russell "J" Martin's secret plan to be ready to play a game at SS this year.

Wesley Vento said...

If he starts 5 games at short I can play him at C/3B/SS on my fantasy team!