Thursday, June 5, 2008

Reader Participation: Pen Pals

Each of these talented ballplayers wrote "How-To..." books, hence their insistence on being immortalized on cardboard with a pen in their hand.

What was the title of each of their books?

Barry Jones
Pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates
1987 Topps #494

Topps Fact: He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
GMT Fact: So, to answer your question, no, he is not as stupid as he looks.

John Butcher
Pitcher, Minnesota Twins
1985 Topps #741

Topps Fact: Attended Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona.
GMT Fact: Despite the tough sounding name, Butcher is actually a pacifist and refused to participate in any strap matches at Yavapai.

Tony Phillips
Shortstop-Second Baseman, Oakland Athletics
1986 Topps #29.

Topps Fact: First major league Home Run: 4-16-83.
GMT Fact: Lead all AL rookies in Grab-Assing in 1982.


Andy said...

Phillips: How to make the big leagues while still looking like a little leaguer.

Ariel said...

Barry Jones: How to give mustache rides like Cousin Lynn

Harner said...

Barry Jones: "How to Nail That Whore, and that one, and that one..."

Anonymous said...

Jones: Items (Useful and Otherwise) to Store in a Stove Top Hat

Butcher: Mastering the No-Look Signature

Phillips: Everyone's Wearing Yellow Except You.

Tonegent said...

Barry Jones: "Customize Your '73 Econoline The Major League Way"

John Butcher: "Hair-Feathering Techniques For Non-Gays (NON-Gays... Got That?)"

Tony Phillips: "How To Keep Your Cool When The Photographer Tells You He's A Cop"

Andy said...

Tony, laugh, re: Phillips. Heh.

Roughly Speaking... said...

Barry Jones: How to sneak onto amusement park rides when you don't meet the height requirement.

John Butcher: How to pretend you're a member of Flock of Seagulls.

Tony Phillips: How to get to sign autographs for people by looking like Richard Pryor before the freebasing explosion.

Matt said...

Each week this site becomes a more shameful ripoff of Joe Sports

Hugging Harold Reynolds said...

Thanks for reading each week. Come back anytime.

mrmatpsu said...

Barry Jones: Crossword Puzzles; the Silent Killer.

John Butcher:Minnesota Livin'; Cold Nights and Hot Women.

Tony Phillips: I am Me; Living Life Mistaken for a Mustached Gary Coleman.