Sometimes you just find out something that wants to lead you further.
Take, for instance, John Finger’s recent piece about Matt Stairs, very quotatious.
Or Joe Lemire’s piece about Raul Ibanez, who is fitting in nicely in the Phillies outfield. Instead of focusing on what we know – Ibanez’s power, his knack for hitting to all fields, his hustle – here’s a fascinating nugget of information:
For starters, Ibañez and Werth are avid watchers of infomercials. Though they declined to reveal what absurdities they’ve recently purchased for fear of giving an undue endorsement, it’s not hard to imagine their homes are strewn with Snuggies, ShamWows and Swiffer SweeperVacs.
“We both agree that it’s tough to watch an infomercial and not want to at least try it,” Werth said with a laugh. “Maybe we’re both suckers.”
As someone who regularly watches YouTube Poop of infomercial madness, I can only ponder the similarities between Werth and Vince Offer (basically, pop some chin hair on Vince … ).