April 23, 2014

Ben Francisco on the Jim Rome Show

Apparently, Travis Hafner didn’t have the “steal” sign yesterday.  At least per Tribe outfielder Ben Francisco, who was on the Jim Rome show this afternoon. 

When asked about Pronk’s steal, Francisco (who was on third base at the time) said that the big man took second base on his own, without the help from third base coach Joel Skinner.  Reportedly, Hafner said that he had to “get the stolen base for his brother,” who has him on a fantasy team.

No word on what Pronk’s brother thinks about the .222 average.

Unfortunately, Francisco and [Ryan] Garko are big Lakers fans, so when asked about the Cavaliers he deferred.  Ben is a pretty big fan of the show, as he and Garko are from the Los Angeles area – Rome’s location of broadcast. 

Let’s hope that the infamous “Jungle Karma” carries through this weekend as we head down to Cincinnati for the battle of Ohio.

(Three straight Tribe posts.  Has to be some sort of WFNY record…)

  • Rick

    That’s only if you consider Borowski a major leaguer…

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Rick

    Come on, that was funny…

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Scott

    was it meant for this post?

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Rick

    (Three straight Tribe posts. Has to be some sort of WFNY record…)

    And then I said, “That’s only if….oh nevermind.

  • http://thedaveburbarevolution.blogspot.com/ Todd

    In related news, this is the same reason Betancourt has been blowing saves of late — in his brother’s fantasy league he is the closer for the guy in the lead.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Scott

    Ah, I get it Rick. Perhaps you can use a different color font or something when you’re telling a joke? :)

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Rick

    That’s cold…

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com RockKing

    Haha….now THAT’s funny. :)