Posts Tagged ‘Dan Uggla’

Dan Uggla Learns Sports Psychologist Was Secretly Treating Him Long After He Was Cured

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Dandy Scam. Dan Uggla is still sorting through the details of a very strange season.


ATLANTA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Renowned sports psychologist, Carl Pritz was in Dan Uggla’s corner when the all star second baseman was toiling under the Mendoza line for the first half of the season. Uggla had struggled before, but not to the level he suffered shortly before emerging from the funk to fashion a 33 game hitting streak, which finally ended on August 14th.

“Unlike players who place an inordinate amount of pressure on themselves, Uggla claims his troubles were because he was being tormented by a small troll named Bixel, who lived in his gallbladder.” said Pritz. “I’ve seen it all before.” (more…)

Hitting Streak: Uggla Feeling Pressure; Breaks Off into Chunks

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Things Could Get Uggla. And apparently they are.

ATLANTA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Achieving the unattainable. Over the years, baseball players have tried to break Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak. Pete Rose came the closest in 1978 when he tied Wee Willie Keeler with a 44 game streak. Now Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla finds himself sitting on 31 straight games, a mere 26 games from breaking Joltin’ Joe’s mark.

Uggla, a likable sort, is truly feeling the pressure.

“It’s getting to him,” said teammate Chipper Jones. “He was in the locker room on Wednesday and two of his fingers fell off. Talk about psychosomatic.”

This isn’t the first time pressure has gotten to a player chasing the record books. In 1961, Roger Maris, in his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s single season home run mark, lost a lot of his hair. (more…)