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VeeckAsInWreck
09-03-2003, 12:54 AM
I just got my copy of the Simpsons season 3 on DVD. While watching the episode titled "Homer At The Bat", I turned the commentary on. One of the writers mentioned that the White Sox used to have a hypnotist to work with the team. Is there any truth to this statement? :?:

dllrbll7
09-03-2003, 01:08 AM
SIMPSONS, the source for anything and everything

hose
09-03-2003, 07:39 AM
When will the Simpson's come out with an episode of "Homer goes to Iraq" ?

The story of WOMD can finally be explained to the American public in a crisp 22 minutes. :D:

steff
09-03-2003, 07:53 AM
ROTFLMAO!! Definitely didn't expect this to be the conversation from the thread title.

chuckn98229
09-03-2003, 07:53 AM
I recall a story on 60 Minutes back in the late 70's or early 80's that featured the White Sox in Spring Training and their use of a hypno tist. I went out to the 60 Minutes website, but nothing comes up on a 'White Sox' search, so I would guess their searches do not go back that far.

Fisk72
09-03-2003, 08:40 AM
Maybe they hired that guy that was in "The Natural." "Losing is a disease..." (perhaps they can get a guy in there and talk about JM this time!!!)

Procol Harum
09-03-2003, 08:45 AM
This does ring a bell of some sort (Oops...don't say the magic word or I'll start sqwauking like a chicken); seems like it was the late 70s and it may have had some sort of Eric Soderholm connection; he was--and is--into various oddball New Age theories and self-help stuff.

chuckn98229
09-03-2003, 09:46 AM
There is a reference to the 1983 White Sox using a hypnotist in the following article: http://www.whitecaps-baseball.com/PRESSBOX/FEATURE2001/Superstitions.html

Lip Man 1
09-03-2003, 11:50 AM
The answer is HARVEY MISEL.

Who was a good friend of Eric Soderholm's. Misel was (is?) based in Minneapolis and is a hypnotist who uses the idea of positive imagery.

I don't remember exactly but Eric may have talked about him in the interview that he did for WSI. It's in the site archives.

I want to say that Steve Stone also used Misel when he was with the Sox but I don't know that for a fact.

The Sox never "officially" hired Misel but a number of players supposedly used him on their own.

Lip

white sox bill
09-03-2003, 12:31 PM
I long long time ago, remember something a prevoius poster had said about 60 minutes doing something about ball players using TM--Transcendental Meditation (sp?) and it may have involved our boys. But this was when I was in high school (mid-70's).

I can vaguely recall this TM guy telling them to imagine them inside the ball and getting the ball to go wherever they wnated it to go. Hope this helps,
Bill

VeeckAsInWreck
09-03-2003, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by chuckn98229
There is a reference to the 1983 White Sox using a hypnotist in the following article: http://www.whitecaps-baseball.com/PRESSBOX/FEATURE2001/Superstitions.html

chuck,

Thanks for the link. Plenty of interesting stuff, I didn't know that Carlton Fisk wouldn't appear in the dugout until the national anthem had been played.
So, who knows a good hypno therapist that can work with Jerry Manuel? :smile:

chuckn98229
09-03-2003, 03:40 PM
He doesn't need a hypnotist, he needs a proctologist to get his head out of his ass.