You gotta love those quirky baseball players. Here's super-geek Lew Ford, outfielder for the Minnesota Twins.
"I brought my laptop and also my desktop computer down to spring training. You know, because the desktop is more powerful and has a 19-inch flatscreen monitor. But when we first made our road trip, I couldn't figure out what to do with my computer, so I brought it to Toronto and Cleveland. Somehow the guys found out about it, so I had to explain why I packed it... I could only bring like one change of clothes because I brought my computer."
"I've read a story about how (Twins manager) Ron Gardenhire saw you having dinner on a road trip one time with some guys you met playing games on the Internet. That seems to be the "quintessential Lew Ford story.""
"You should have seen his face when he asked how I knew the guys and they said, "We met on the Internet." He just stood there and stared."
"He also seemed a little concerned. "I'll be looking for this article. What are you going to put in there about the computer stuff?" he asked. "You have to remember: I don't take the big one on every trip. You have to make sure to put that in there.""
So moms, don't let your kids grow up to be baseball players. Well, unless they're pretty good and can make tons of money to pay for the computers and such.