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BeauxGeezy
11-20-2006, 10:00 PM
and his timeless instructional videos....

For almost 2 decades now Tom has been showing kids worldwide how to properly sling a baseball into a trashcan from CENTER FIELD!!:eek:
Mr. Emanski I would like to take this time to thank you for all of your hard work. We all know that at some point you could have updated those fuzzy instructional videos circa 1984...but you didn't. You knew better than to jack with perfection. Your critics scoff and say that your old school techniques won't survive in a modern world. But I say f' the haters Tommy. The baseball world is yours...and they are just living in it. Point to that scoreboard sir..show them your 147 conference championships. The naysayers will always have an opinion Tom. But you...you sir will have the hardware.

If the Crime Dog is down with Tom...then so am I.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/bogthekid/emanski_mcgriff.jpg

Look at the concentration on those youngster's faces. Only the magic of Emanski can produce that kind of intensity.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/bogthekid/emanski_group.jpg

Aaah...the tutorial genius hard at work. Turn those late inning substitute right fielders into little pint sized Mickey Mantles Tommy.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/bogthekid/emanski_tom.jpg


Tom Emanski an American Icon.

CCDawg
11-20-2006, 10:33 PM
"Back-to-back-to-back AAU National Championships."








...in 1899, 1900, and 1901 ;)

ktchamp97
11-21-2006, 12:53 AM
Bwahahahaha!!! LOL! :D

I kid you not...me, KT, and chill, TO THIS DAY, mock the absurdly robotic throwing mechanics taught in that video. It's one of our longest running inside jokes. Tom Emanski is pure greatness.

Thanks for that Geezy.

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 12:56 AM
that's it, I have found my Halloween 2007 costume...I may not be black, but I'm getting that "Baseball World" shirt and foam trucker hat made, and I'm goin as Fred McGriff from those commercials.

and champ, my favorite was the 3 part robotic baseball swing with the hip turn, knee twitch, then swing

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 12:58 AM
Bwahahahaha!!! LOL! :D

I kid you not...me, KT, and chill, TO THIS DAY, mock the absurdly robotic throwing mechanics taught in that video. It's one of our longest running inside jokes. Tom Emanski is pure greatness.

Thanks for that Geezy.

You cannot stop Emanski...you can only hope to contain him.

Seriously, who has been buying these tapes for the last 20 years?
This guy has to be a millionaire by now doesn't he?
Time to hang 'em up Tom...you had a good run...but it's over.

If your instructional video features pro ball players with mesh "trucker" caps on.....................and enough time has passed that "trucker" caps are back in again.........it's time to let it go brother.

ktchamp97
11-21-2006, 12:58 AM
that's it, I have found my Halloween 2007 costume...I may not be black, but I'm getting that "Baseball World" shirt and foam trucker hat made, and I'm goin as Fred McGriff from those commercials.

and champ, my favorite was the 3 part robotic baseball swing with the hip turn, knee twitch, then swing
Holy crap, that's good stuff too! I think it's awesome that the commercial is still running...the exact same commercial. :D

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 01:00 AM
for all we know, Tom Emanski could be dead...or homeless...or coaching a semi-pro team full of 65 and over players...

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 01:01 AM
and champ, my favorite was the 3 part robotic baseball swing with the hip turn, knee twitch, then swing

The only problem with that technique is...
By the time you swing you hit the ball...WHEN THE CATCHER IS THROWING IT BACK TO THE MOUND!!

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 01:03 AM
In 2003, an Internal Revenue Service probe into unpaid back taxes revealed that Emanski's net worth exceeded $75 million, most of it derived from his instructional videos, making Emanski the nation's wealthiest instructional sports entrepreneur.

There ya go

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 01:03 AM
for all we know, Tom Emanski could be dead...or homeless...or coaching a semi-pro team full of 65 and over players...



In 2003, an Internal Revenue Service probe into unpaid back taxes revealed that Emanski's net worth exceeded $75 million, most of it derived from his instructional videos, making Emanski the nation's wealthiest instructional sports entrepreneur.

I googled Emanski and found this little tidbit of information.
$75 million??
Holy crap...who knew?

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 01:04 AM
are the videos still only offered on VHS? i mean c'mon, they GOTTA be on dvd by now

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 01:04 AM
That's creepy...we posted that at the exact same time.
Emanski is watching us dude...and he ain't happy.

ktchamp97
11-21-2006, 01:06 AM
What's also great about the video is that Crime Dog is still a "Major League Super Star" a full two years after retirement...kids who see that today have gotta think, "Who the hell is Fred McGriff?"

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 01:07 AM
anyone know where i can pick up some Baseball World apparel?

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 01:08 AM
What's also great about the video is that Crime Dog is still a "Major League Super Star" a full two years after retirement...kids who see that today have gotta think, "Who the hell is Fred McGriff?"


Okay that made me laugh. It's rare that I laugh at anything posted on here.
But I could hear some kid saying "Daddy...was Fred McGriff related to Scruff?"

ktchamp97
11-21-2006, 01:11 AM
$75 MILLION? Jeebus...

That's it...Geezy, you me and AZ are gonna make a football instructional video and we're gonna get...oh, I don't know...Jeff Hostetler to be our pitch man.

Look out Tom.

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 01:13 AM
I take back my earlier statement.

You cannot stop Hostetler....you can only help to contain him.

With the porn 'stache? Oh forget about it...single Moms everywhere will be buying our video.
We can get Babe Laufenberg to break down proper throwing mechanics.

ktchamp97
11-21-2006, 01:15 AM
I take back my earlier statement.

You cannot stop Hostetler....you can only help to contain him.

With the porn 'stache? Oh forget about it...single Moms everywhere will be buying our video.
We can get Babe Laufenberg to break down proper throwing mechanics.
Oh hell yeah...the pornstache, the goofy facemask...all of it. That's our ticket.

RR08
11-21-2006, 01:16 AM
Does anyone have an actuall pic of Tom? :eek:

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 01:18 AM
We can get Babe Laufenberg to break down proper throwing mechanics.

sure you don't want Vince Young for that? ;)

C'mon if we're gonna used a washed up QB...get Steve DeBerg...he always had that David Hasselhoff hair thing goin...that would be great

ktchamp97
11-21-2006, 01:19 AM
Does anyone have an actuall pic of Tom? :eek: Dude, he's the athletic specimen pictured above in the loafers and the BluBlockers.

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 01:20 AM
I googled it...and nothing came back.
Is Tom Emanski a fig newton of our imagination?
We've been had folks.

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 01:20 AM
one of us could be Tom Emanski

I say secretely it's Peter Gammons

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 01:22 AM
Aaah Blu-blockers. The sunglasses to end all sunglasses.
The commercial actually said "if you buy these sunglasses...you will never have to buy sunglasses again"
Really?
Man I'm glad those pseudo-prophetic words did not hold true.

RR08
11-21-2006, 01:25 AM
he looks real shady.....maybee he is an alien sent her to teach us the ways of the great Emanskis

ktchamp97
11-21-2006, 01:27 AM
C'mon if we're gonna used a washed up QB...get Steve DeBerg...he always had that David Hasselhoff hair thing goin...that would be great DeBerg is an excellent choice...the 'stache is hard to beat though. I bet Hos still has it.

If we get DeBerg, can he be throwing balls to Mark Duper? That would be unreal. He'd have to wear the skinny two-bar though.

CCDawg
11-21-2006, 02:06 AM
http://www.baseballworld.com/images/articles_cuba_emanski_pix.jpg


That might be him, if not it's the author of the article.

slorch
11-21-2006, 04:47 AM
why not Joe Theismann? You wouldn't even need a script- Joe'd take care of all of the talking.

" This is my leg folding like a chair under the great LT..."

"This is how you hand off to Riggo. this play single-handedly won me a ring"

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 06:34 AM
why not Joe Theismann? You wouldn't even need a script- Joe'd take care of all of the talking.

" This is my leg folding like a chair under the great LT..."

"This is how you hand off to Riggo. this play single-handedly won me a ring"


Yes but that would mean we would have to split the money with Theismann...no way will I be a part of that.
Hostetler it is. Unless of course we get the DeBerg/Duper connection. In which case we will set up the trashcan and whoever gets the closest without going in is our star. This could work folks....I'm headed to the Mercedes dealership as we speak. Anyone know a good accountant?

KT2000
11-21-2006, 07:13 AM
Good Lord, BOG. I'm glad you posted this, and also encouraged by the discussion taking place regarding football drills with the Hos. However, unless you can teach me how to also block a collared shirt and khaki clad Anthony Munoz like the Tuna...then color me skeptical.

For hoops, I've actually had this working title going. I think I've got something.

Low Post Fundamentals with Bill Wennington. Endorsed by Jon Koncak.

slorch
11-21-2006, 07:23 AM
Good Lord, BOG. I'm glad you posted this, and also encouraged by the discussion taking place regarding football drills with the Hos. However, unless you can teach me how to also block a collared shirt and khaki clad Anthony Munoz like the Tuna...then color me skeptical.

For hoops, I've actually had this working title going. I think I've got something.

Low Post Fundamentals with Bill Wennington. Endorsed by Jon Koncak.
how to guard a basketball god- by Craig Ehlo

BeauxGeezy
11-21-2006, 07:27 AM
Good Lord, BOG. I'm glad you posted this, and also encouraged by the discussion taking place regarding football drills with the Hos. However, unless you can teach me how to also block a collared shirt and khaki clad Anthony Munoz like the Tuna...then color me skeptical.

For hoops, I've actually had this working title going. I think I've got something.

Low Post Fundamentals with Bill Wennington. Endorsed by Jon Koncak.


Wennington is a package deal and you know it. You can't just take Wennington and leave out the other two portions of the 3 headed monster.
Good grief KT...you and your half-cocked ideas.
How about The Art of Winning Rings Without Actually Doing Anything...starring none other than Luc Longley and John Salley.

I also want to go head up with the great Tom Emanski. We can have hitting tutorials with F.P. Santangelo and Mackey Sasser.
We can go down to Academy and buy a truckload of rubber hitting tees and a box of puffy caps.......and it's on!
Special appearances by Lee Mazzilli,Vida Blue and Dane and Garth Iorg.

KT2000
11-21-2006, 07:39 AM
Beaux, if I added anyone to the dynamic duo of Wennington and Koncak it would be Jack Haley.

Longley's vanished from Earth and Salley's too busy casting furtive looks at Chris Rose.

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 09:27 AM
Jack Haley...don't you mean Dennis Rodman's "handler?"

Don't forget Bill Cartwright and Mark Eaton...and of course, Dream's favorite "female dog," Joe Klein.

KT2000
11-21-2006, 09:33 AM
For the record, my favorite Emanski drill is the one where they get in a circle and usher the ball around first touch...without gloves.

AZTiger
11-21-2006, 09:35 AM
For the record, my favorite Emanski drill is the one where they get in a circle and usher the ball around first touch...without gloves.

who knew that such an organized game of hot potato could earn a man millions of dollars?

dada
11-21-2006, 09:47 AM
This thread and the Man Law thread gave me an idea.....we should have a "MAN hall of fame"......submit your guy and we vote on him....
Emanksi is in.
I would like to nominate John stockton.....even in the late 90's he refused to give up the plum smuggling shorts.

slorch
11-21-2006, 09:54 AM
This thread and the Man Law thread gave me an idea.....we should have a "MAN hall of fame"......submit your guy and we vote on him....
Emanksi is in.
I would like to nominate John stockton.....even in the late 90's he refused to give up the plum smuggling shorts.

that's funny! LMAO.