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A-Rod does wake up calls
2006-01-31 10:00
by Bob Timmermann

Part of Nike's plan for world domination so we can further serve our swoosh-adorned masters, you can schedule a wake-up call from eight different athletes, including Alex Rodriguez. You can access it here.

You can also choose to be woken up by Maria Sharapova, Amare Stoudemire, Justin Gatlin, Kaitlin Sandeno, Monyca Byrne-Wickey (she's a surfer), Liu Xiang (hurdler), or Joan Benoit Samuelson. Oh, and you can give Nike your phone number.


2006-01-31 10:11:23
1.   Voxter
Oh, Maria Sharapova, that's the one I want. For all the obvious reasons.

And please God, if I ever get a wake-up call from Amare Stoudemire, provide me with an armed escort that day. That guy frightens me.

2006-01-31 10:45:56
2.   Xeifrank
Sounds like an easy way to play a prank on someone. Imagine your co-worker coming into work saying that he got a wakeup call from Miss Sharapova or Kournikova or even Bob Timmerman! vr, Xei
2006-01-31 11:16:21
3.   Johnson
2 - Yes, the potential for abuse is...unlimited. Tempting as it is, I think I'm going to lose the URL right about now.
2006-01-31 11:17:18
4.   Bob Timmermann
Some of us don't have telephones in our bedrooms....
2006-01-31 11:58:13
5.   kylepetterson
It's funny. I see this and I go and put everybody else's phone numbers is there.
2006-01-31 12:13:40
6.   Bob Timmermann
Doesn't the phone call recipient have to put in some authorization code? I would assume that Nike doesn't want to tick off a few million people.
2006-01-31 12:21:05
7.   Sliced Bread
If I knew Sharapova was going to wake me up, I wouldn't be able to fall asleep. And with my luck, I'd finally nod off as the sun came up, miss the call, and my wife would answer it.
2006-01-31 12:28:44
8.   Sam DC
So Bob, what are the chances you've directed your loyal readers to a vast cell-phone and email phishing scam?
2006-01-31 12:37:23
9.   Bob Timmermann
The Griddle assumes no liability for your identity being stolen and your bank accounts being drained of your life savings.

Different laws applies in North Dakota and Guam.

2006-01-31 12:58:29
10.   Sliced Bread
Rodriguez seems like a nice guy, but if he really had to call me at 5am (my weekday wake up call), I imagine he'd sound more like my bitter 5am pre-coffee conscious:

"Wake the f up, yo. You think I get paid $50-million dollars a year for drooling? You know, baseball and endorsement deals are almost as easy as drooling when you're as talented as I am. But you're not. You're nobody. You gotta get your lazy pajama ass out of bed so you can afford my $120 dollar Nikes. I get mine for free, sucka. And just wait until your kids are old enough to want them. You'll need another job just to keep your family in Nikes. Have a nice day, sucka!" (click)

2006-01-31 13:01:21
11.   Bob Timmermann
That would sound nicer in Maria Sharapova's voice.
2006-01-31 14:09:26
12.   Vishal
Monyca Byrne-Wickey is 15 years old.
2006-01-31 14:43:45
13.   Bob Timmermann
But Joan Benoit Samuelson is 48, so you can average them out to 31.5 years old.

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