Tuesday, June 30, 2009

May the Force Out Be With You

Randy Wolf seems to be a Star Wars fan (or at least he dresses like one), so it's only natural he would invoke the Force when explaining last night's two-out gaffe. From Dodgers.com:

It was vintage Randy Wolf.

The left-hander tossed a 68-mph curveball on a 1-2 count past the bat of a guessing Chris Iannetta for strike three and the third inning was seemingly over.

Catcher Russell Martin just rolled the ball toward the mound and the batterymates trotted back toward the Dodgers' dugout.

But there was just one problem -- it was just the second out of the inning.

"For some reason, we just both thought there was three outs," Wolf said with a laugh after the game in which the Dodgers won, 4-2, over the Rockies in 13 innings. "I have no idea why. I think I like Jedi-mind-tricked him into thinking there was three outs."

(Emphasis mine.) The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded, but I'd like to think Martin was just eager to go into Toshi Station to pick up some power converters.


MR.F said...

Not only is Wolf a Star Wars fan, he thinks he's a Jedi! Or at least attuned to the Force.

rbnlaw said...

"These aren't the pitches you're looking for."
These aren't the pitches we're looking for.
"You just stuck out."
I just struck out.
"Side retired."
Side retired.

Josh S. said...

Clearly the mind trick worked on Ubaldo. "You will commit a balk."

Master Ran-Dee.

Josh S. said...

It won't work on Joba, though.

Orel said...


midnightdrive said...

The dark side is indeed immune Josh.

Steve Sax said...



midnightdrive said...

How's this Sax?

Green Lantern JBJ of Sector 1138 said...

dude wolf is a jedi!

i think everyone saw him raises his hand when batting and used the FORCE to make Jimenez balk. i mean come on. the force in action!

karina said...

Josh, that's a great moniker for Wolf: "Master Ran-Dee"

Rbnlaw, those were outstanding statements.

JBJ-1138 might be a great Star Wars fan. Like your internet name, dude, A LOT. It reminds me of someone i love very dearly. I'm also agree with your idea, we should use the force to make Dodgers win, not only for balks, how about that?

p.s: for the Star Wars outta there, in the podcast of the force.net, there's an interview with George Lucas.

And Orel, there's never enough Star Wars. Thanks!