Maniac Bat-Breaking Preacher To Lead Yanks To World Series

Posted: March 8, 2012 by Keith Stone in baseball, MLB
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Joe Girardi’s Spring of Motivation continues. He already has the players sharing quotes in both English and Spanish on a daily basis, but this was a little bit of a changeup. Donnie Moore spoke to Yanks yesterday before their game against Tampa Bay. His message was simple: envision your own success. His method, however, was a bit different. To get to the point, Moore broke bats against his legs, tore a phone book and can of soda in half, and rolled up a frying fan. He’s a watermelon and a sledgehammer away from being Gallagher.

Moore is currently the chaplain of the Oakland A’s and has been since the early 90’s, where he apparently learned his motivational tactics from Mark McGuire and Jose Canseco. He may claim to get his strength from Jesus, but what he doesn’t tell you is that Jesus is the shady Mexican bodybuilder at his gym. The Rev. Bash Brother even got the bat he broke in the video from Manny Ramirez. I wonder if it was when Manny was pregnant. No word on whether Moore helped motivate Ryan Braun last year as well.

If Donnie Moore can do all this, why doesn’t Cashman just sign him? I love all the motivational speeches but how about a little less phone book-ripping and a little more BP? Although really, isn’t the last person a baseball team should be associated with a dude with unreal strength who owes it all to his faith? Next thing you know A-Rod is going to send his cousin on a missionary trip to DR. And if this guy even shook hands with Rafael Soriano, he’d probably have to go on the 60-day disabled list.  Next time Joe wants to motivate the troops, there’s only one person he needs to call…

NY Daily News

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