, author of The Mental ABCs of Pitching
and The Mental Game of Baseball
, died on February 28th. A sports psychologist, Dorfman counseled hundreds
of baseball players, mentoring
some of the best players in the modern era. Mike Pelfrey
called Dorfman after nearly every start. Roy Halladay, before he was "Doc," went to see the Dorfman
and continues to give his book on pitching
to all young pitchers. A 2009 profile of "Dr. Baseball"
explained how Dorfman worked, "One week I’m Hamlet, the next week I'm Bozo. You come to me with a certain disposition; I better know who to play…. I am neither an asshole nor a saint, in totality. I am whatever is required at the moment."
posted by gladly
on Mar 1, 2011 -
Because He Fight To Live… And He Fights Dirty As Hell!
Bob developed his unique style of "dirty fighting" during his 40 years of formal training
, bar brawls and street fights, bounty hunting and busting up narcotics gangs. He served his country well as a "hot-zone" combat soldier in Vietnam, worked as a private eye, a personal armed bodyguard to superstar rock groups (like Aerosmith
, the Who
and Led Zepplin
), and a canine handler for 11 separate jurisdictions. He's also a recognized "Chi Master"
- at an infamous Soldier of Fortune
convention, he drove a steel rod through his forearm
, tied it to a new Ford Mustang, and dragged the car 287 feet... without blood, without pain, without scarring. (Don't try this at home.)
posted by Sticherbeast
on Jan 24, 2006 -