I came across this great article on phillies.com where they asked some of the players what their New Year's resolution will be. Here are some of the best answers:
Chris Coste - "No matter what Lucy says, I will not try to kick the football this year. That bitch gave me so many concussions...I should have been in the Big Show years ago."
Pat Burrell - "I want to reduce the number of cases of VD I contract this year by 50%. I'm not going to slow my roll, so the screening process is going to have to be a bit stiffer. Ha...I said stiffer."
Chase Utley - "I'm giving up hair gel. Multiple times last season I tried to stretch a single into a double...the helmet flies of...and BAM! I get a load of hair gel right in the eye. I was almost blinded by LA Looks! Not this year, 2007 is the Year of the Mousse for Chase Utley."
Tom Gordon - "My goal in '07 is to mix up my post-save celebration. My routine has been the same: get the last out, point to the sky. Problem is, there's no one there. No one to say, "Hey, right back at ya Gordo." This year, I'm mixing up my pointing. Sometimes left, sometimes right, sometimes backwards. 2007 is going to be a crazy year for Tom "Post-game-random-pointing-to-celebrate-a-save" Gordon. My second resolution is to not blow-out my elbow, but I think the pointing takes precedence."
Fabio Castro - "¿La resolución? Diga Charlie Manuel jode lejos. Odio ese rojo-cuello estúpido. Soy el Dictador Modelo, puta. El mejor reconoce."
Jon Lieber - "I've given up Krispy Kreme donuts. From now on, its either Dunkin Donuts or straight cans of lard. Those Krispy Kremes aren't healthy..."
Geoff Geary - "There's this picture of me floating around the internet. Well, let's just say I'm giving up whatever it was that made me make that face..."
Charlie Manuel - "Hold on, let me go ask Gary Varsho..."
Happy New Year