Thursday, July 3, 2008

Porn Hack?

No, that title is not a transparent attempt to increase page views (though increase them it no doubt will). Rather, it's a curious phrase Braves' reliever Will Ohman used to describe Dan Uggla's swing in a story I missed from the June 23rd Sports Illustrated.

The lead-in described Uggla as a strong country boy with good instincts but less than a rigorous mental approach to the game. A man whose modus operandi seems to be to swing hard and hope for the best. Then came the money shot:
"His strength is, he takes an absolute porn hack," says Atlanta Braves pitcher Will Ohman. "I'm not going to say he doesn't have an approach, but the approach of swing-hard-in-case-you-hit-it is working."
Because most of you are reading this at work, I'll strongly advise you not to do a Google search for "porn hack." It's not pretty. Just trust me when I say that I just did such a search for you and I can tell you that there isn't a lot of baseball content that comes back.

Has anyone ever heard this term before? Are guys in clubhouses all over the country talking about "porn hacks?" Am I just sheltered? If the answer to those questions is no, can someone please get the AJC's Mark Bradley to ask Ohman about this? Inquiring minds want to know.

(thanks to reader Scott M. for the heads up)

5 comments:

Jason said...

I read that same thing the other day and could only guess what he means by it ("with major gusto"?. But no, I won't do a search on it here at work. Not the right economic environment to be jobless.

Anonymous said...

pretty sure I heard Tim McCarver talking about this...

Jason said...

David Cone showed his porn hack to Michael Kay the other night.

Daniel said...

I think Uggla may be preparing himself for the day when the US outlaws porn and the only way he can access it is to hack into a closely guarded porn mainframe in Langley, Mission Impossible-style.

The mainframe is called the CPU (Central Porn Unit).

Ok, I'm leaving now.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it has something to do with the famous Jason giambi quote “Party like a rock star, hammer like a porn star, rake like an all-star.”