Are you there Ashton Kutcher? Its us, The Max.

24 Feb

kidstoyskipit.jpgAnyone ever heard of the toy, Skip It? If not, please refer to the illustration to the left. It’s a fairly simple concept.

Well, Skip It was one of those items that you saw advertised on TV (in 1989) but you never knew someone who wasted their money on one. Sort of like the Pet Rock.

Anyway, we think someone (namely Ashton Kutcher from Punk’d) should buy a whole bunch of them, hire an actor to play a strength coach and then use them at a station during drills at Spring Training. According to the new coach, here’s how the Skip It will help each player: “It muscles your speed. It strengthens your agility. And it agilitizes your endurance!

With decent acting and no breaks in character from assistant coaches, you think anyone would bite and start skipping to agilitize their endurance? We think the most players on the Nationals would heavily consider it. Science tells us desperation tends to lower inhibitions.

4 Responses to “Are you there Ashton Kutcher? Its us, The Max.”

  1. juliasrants February 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    The kids at the elementary school where I team use them. Maybe the teams should hire elementary school students to train the players.


  2. AJRoxMyWhiteSox February 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    I had a Skip It when I was little. I loved that thing! Then again, I was easily pleased as a child.

  3. tempny February 25, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    Max Men,

    Can you blog about Todd Linden? That would be funny.

    And this nugget on Bye-Bye Balboni is on page 220 of the Torre book: His .214 batting average is No. 4 on the five worst averages in Yankees history with at least 264 games.

    Who needs Teixeira right? Matter of fact, who needs A-Rod at third when you can bring back Enrique Wilson (.216 in 264 games)?


  4. . February 25, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    The Washington Nationals definitely should use them. Lastings Mileage would probably benefit from using a Skip It, but he needs to concentrate more on learning how to not face plant every time he dives for a ball. Skip It had its run for a little bit I remember around ’93/’94 when I was a kid. Not my bag, baby.

    – Donnie

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