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lumpyspun
10-11-2005, 11:49 AM
From Larry Stone, a Baseball Writers Association of America member:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2002553059_ston11.html

Madvora
10-11-2005, 11:59 AM
Wow, he was a nutcase. I can't believe it's the same guy.

na_na_na_na
10-11-2005, 12:20 PM
I knew some guys in college that we're just about this crazy when they got drinking. All of them grew up and are now "normal" people. Looks like the same for Bobby.

elrod
10-11-2005, 12:25 PM
I never knew any of the details of his past. They never really described his injury, though.

Stroker Ace
10-11-2005, 01:07 PM
Wow, he was a nutcase. I can't believe it's the same guy.Same here. Way to go Bobby on overcoming your past.

Fake Chet Lemon
10-11-2005, 01:07 PM
Wow, wish our Chicago writers could have written something as informative as that.

daveeym
10-11-2005, 01:19 PM
Wow, wish our Chicago writers could have written something as informative as that. No kidding, great read.

ArkanSox
10-11-2005, 01:30 PM
I was ten times crazier myself when I was twenty-one years old. Looking back, I sometimes wonder how I survived. Add a blonde mop to Bobby's girth and demeaner and he'd remind me of one of our area's (Arkansas) boozing, gambling, chain-smoking goofballs--golfer, Long John Daly. Of course, we love him to death too. Rack a regular guy who can toss a baseball 100 mph..

kjhanson
10-11-2005, 01:30 PM
If any of you have a chance to read the ESPN article from 2 years ago, I would highly suggest it. It was easily the most riveting article I've read in ESPN Magazine in the 4 years I've had a subscription. This Seattle Times article only touches the tip of the iceberg. It truly is amazing to realize where he has come from.

cheeses_h_rice
10-11-2005, 01:35 PM
Wow, wish our Chicago writers could have written something as informative as that.

:moron

What, you didn't enjoy my 6-part "Choke Job Theater" expose?

DumpJerry
10-11-2005, 02:48 PM
Watching the clinch in Boston the other night, I decided that if I were in the clubhouse or on the field, Jenks is the last person I would want to high-five. Think about it. The shoulder that sends a baseball 102 MPH coming at your hand and you're supposed to catch it? Your arm will rip out of your shoulder!

Bobby Jenks, our secret weapon this year, next year and years to come!!!! (ok, maybe by next June he won't be a "secret" any more)