Huddy never ceases to amuse me. There's a cute article on mlb.com about his relief appearance in yesterday's game...
If Tim Hudson looked awkward as he entered Sunday afternoon's game against the Padres at PETCO Park, it was because he felt that way.
"I didn't know what to do," Hudson said. "I was like, 'Do I run? Or do I jog? Or do I walk?' So I kind of did all three."
Hudson can definitely say he was treated much better entering this relief appearance than he had been during his only other similar experience. That experience came when he was summoned from the bullpen in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the 2001 Division Series at Yankee Stadium.
As he prepared to relieve Mark Mulder, Hudson didn't know how to slyly make his way to the mound. So he simply walked and when he did, the Yankee Stadium crowd showered him with boos.
"It took me like five minutes to get to the mound," Hudson said. "I had no idea why they were booing me so loud. Then when I got to the mound, [then-A's manager Ken] Macha was like, 'What the heck, Huddy?'"
Just take your time, man. No rush. :D