February 25, 2007

Coffey’s Expanding Role

Everyone's doing it.

“In an effort to impress manager Jerry Narron, Todd Coffey shows off his mad skills at backstop.”

AP Photo/Al Behrman. Via Yahoo! Sports.

23 comments to “Coffey’s Expanding Role”

  1. RainDelay says:

    It also looks like he’s show off the mad skills of finding the catering table. :laugh:

  2. Zeldink says:

    Well, if nothing else, we now know that Todd doesn’t have his belly button pierced.
    😀

  3. BubbaFan says:

    Or his nipples…

  4. smartelf says:

    OK, when the conversation descends to Todd Coffey’s nipples I know its damn well time they start playing some games already…Jesus!

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    “Decends” to his nipples? C’mon, they’re not *THAT* low! 😀

  6. BubbaFan says:

    LOL! Sorry. :)

    Do you think Wednesday’s intrasquad scrimmage will be online at Reds.com?

  7. RainDelay says:

    One Word….

    MOOBS 😀

  8. DevilsAdvocate says:

    Nice pun in the title there…

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    Good eye, DA! The CTS came up with that one.

    I would like the record to show that I think Todd Coffey is a heck of a guy and a good pitcher and I wish him nothing but the best. Any cattiness on this site in an unavoidable side-effect of my being willing to say about anything if I think it will get a laugh.

  10. BubbaFan says:

    Yeah, what she said. Especially if Todd’s brother is reading… :)

  11. matchu522 says:

    Wasn’t Coffey tipping the scales at around 330 lbs when the Reds drafted him? This is actually the “slimmed down” version.

  12. Daedalus says:

    I was going to make a fat comment but see everyone else did it.

    It’s always amazing to me when these guys think fat makes them pitch better. Can you imagine what an in-shape Coffey could do? What if he turned that weight into leg muscles?

  13. BubbaFan says:

    Well…as I’ve mentioned before, one of those stat-head sites did post an article arguing that heavy is better for pitchers. Even controlled for height, they found than each 10 lbs of weight improved ERA by 0.3 points or something like that. (The secret to David Wells’ success! 😀 )

    I gotta see if I can find that article again…

  14. Zeldink says:

    Maybe that explains Snax Hancock…

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    There’s more at stake than just their pitching. The fans in the stands benefit from trimmer players. Good example for the kids.

    Yeah, it’s all about the kids.

  16. Maybe there’s hope for David Weathers yet.

    And maybe all Majewski needs to become a reliable reliever is another fifty pounds.

  17. smartelf says:

    Coffey’s wife must be a good cook… I mean you can’t say he isn’t active, he is all over the place. And the way he sprints to the pitching mound, I mean come on the guy burns like 1000 calories before even throwing a pitch. Maybe his wife needs to start cooking with low fat foods. Mrs. Coffey, sunflower oil has zero saturated fat!

  18. BubbaFan says:

    Maybe Coffey makes his own food. Trent reported that Todd’s locker is right by the food table, and that he likes banana and mayo sandwiches. (Yech.)

    The food seems to be very good in the big leagues. YES (the Yankees channel) has a show called “Kids on Deck,” and one episode showed utility infielder Miguel Cairo’s day at the office. He ate breakfast in the clubhouse, and the amount of food was amazing. He didn’t eat much, but presumably others do. There were immense mounds of eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, pancakes, bagels, pastries, etc.

    And the Yanks’ Triple-A training staff is reportedly worried that if [url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/sports/baseball/25yankees.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all]Colter Bean[/url] ever gets called up, he won’t be able to resist the food you get in the big leagues. (He’s reported to be on the far side of 300, and always struggling with his weight. Indeed, it’s rumored that that’s why the Yanks haven’t given him a chance. They feel it would set a bad example for the kids.)

  19. smartelf says:

    Yea now I remember that banana mayo sandwich being featued on the Reds pre-game last season. I think the mayo is part of the problem : pure fat. Todd, you need to cut that out. This is what did Elvis in essentially, excpe t he substitued peanut butter instead of mayo. I know it tastes good, but come on boy no one your age should be looking like that. Fortunately he is a pitcher and not a position player.. pitchers are the only ones that can get away with being so out of shape.

  20. nm7 says:

    I saw Todd at the winter caravan. (I wish I had a picture for you). I was shocked because he had lost a lot of weight. I even asked him about it when I talked to him. He said that he did lose weight over the winter. Looked A LOT slimmer at the caravan than that picture. Maybe the camera adds a few pounds!!!

  21. smartelf says:

    So it sounds like BubbaFan is right… he probably gets away from his family and starts eating all kinds of junk while on the road. The Reds need to hire a dietician to follow some of these borderline obese guys around.

  22. smartelf says:

    You know what is ironic? Yesterday I was very close to excusing Coffey’s weight by using Bobby Jenks as an example of a big relief pitcher… and then Bobby Jenks strains his shoulder that very day. So there you have it. Not trying to jinx Coffey, and in his defense he has not shown any injury bugs yet in his career, soI will give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he will get into game shape by the time the season commences.

  23. BubbaFan says:

    Maybe it’s just the all-red outfit that makes Coffey look so…expansive. Bright colors do make you look bigger.

    Which reminds me…I was teasing a Pirates fan friend of mine about their new bright red jerseys. She pointed out that they will make it much easier to see cutoff men and the base runner in front of you. 😀

    Hmm. Maybe that will help Bubba. He’s usually solid, but every once in awhile he forgets that just because you [i]can[/i] throw it all the way in, doesn’t mean you [i]should[/i]. And a couple of times, he’s ended up 2/3 of the way to second before he realizes the guy ahead of him has stopped there.