Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Juan Pierre: Beast Mode (Part I)

Juan Pierre was in BEAST MODE long before Manny showed up on the scene. A Pierre quote from an LA Times article from July of 2008:

"I'm in beast mode right now."

And Pierre kept it up in spring training. From an article by FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal from March of this year:

[Pierre] performs drills wearing a black T-shirt with white letters that says "Beast Mode" on the front and "24-7-365" on the back. "Just a mindset," Pierre explains. "No excuses." Give him all the money in the world. Take away all of his playing time. That mindset will not change.

And BEAST MODE is paying off right now. From a Dodgers.com article yesterday:

As Juan Pierre talked to reporters following his three-hit performance on Sunday, his black T-shirt read "A minor setback for a major comeback."

The statement emblazoned across his shirt couldn't ring truer for Pierre, who has been a force offensively since the Dodgers lost Manny Ramirez for 50 games because of the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

In the four games since Ramirez's suspension, Pierre is hitting .563 (9-for-16) with four runs, four RBIs, two doubles, two walks and two stolen bases.

But the hard-working and humble Pierre, who also loves to sport a "Beast Mode" T-shirt, gave a simple response for why he's done so well since Ramirez has been out of the lineup.

"I'm just hitting the ball hard and finding some holes," Pierre said with a shrug.

Stay tuned for more BEAST MODE content!


Damon said...

if he was a transformer which one would he be?

Jimbo said...

Okay, I admit.

I'm loving this whole "Beast Mode" thing. I find it fascinating, like a Hollywood police chase during rush hour.

gCHOW said...

when will the beast be released?

Steve Sax said...

I'm also finding it hilarious that our google ads are now bringing up "USA JOB PLACEMENT: CAREER IS WHAT WE PROVIDE" banner ads. Go, Juan Pierre!

Steve Sax said...

With that picture of Juan Pierre there, I keep thinking that there's an R missing from the first word.

Those are some serious boobs.

PenosCabell said...

Juan Pierre looks like BeetleJuice from the Howard Stern Show.

He's playing well right now, but not well enough to justify a 5 year/$44 million deal. I hate Ned.