Garrett Mock is no Micah Grimes | Sharapova's Thigh

Garrett Mock is no Micah Grimes

Posted by FlyAtTheThigh | 1/27/2009 07:39:00 PM | , , ,

Garrett Mock is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He also is a coach for the Columbia Angels, which apparently is a fall league baseball team that has a roster of 14-16 year old boys.

Though he approached the game with the decidedly Grimesian...

"I was telling the kids, I don't drive an hour and a half, leave my wife and son at home to come up here and watch you slop around the field," Mock told me. "I told the kids, 'Look, I came to win. And I want this to look like a stinkin' football score by the time the game's over.' "

...he took umbrage when one of his players tried to bunt when up 17-0. So then, he asked for the opposing coach to alert Mock as to win he had a pitcher in who could bring the heat. Mock then told the coach...

I said, 'Hey, when this kid gets up to bat, I want y'all to put one right in his ribs, and I ain't kidding.' I was like, 'Just kind of give me one of these hand signs, let me know that this kid throws gas,' because I didn't want to bring him in when the kid throws 86 if you've got a kid that throws 91, you know?
The kid took a 91 MPH fastball in the ribs. I suspect that Garrett Mock would have powerbombed the girl's basketball team at Covenant School.

Garrett Mock's Coaching Tricks (D.C. Sports Bog)
Garrett Mock Teaches with Love, Compassion, Occasional Swelling and Bruising (Deadspin)

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