WWE, The Demon and the White Sox
What’s up, everyone. First, I want to talk about our appearance on WWE Monday Night Raw. We had an incredible time and everyone we spoke with that was associated with the WWE could not have been cooler. They are truly a class act company.
After we got there we shot some backstage footage with Edge, who actually uses one of our songs, Metalingus, as his entrance theme. A bit of chaos ensued when Todd Grisham interrupted us but I am happy to report that none of us got hit by any flying chairs or anything. We also met John Cena, the World Champion, and he commented on the Boston Red Sox hat I was wearing. Turns out he is from Boston and is a Red Sox fan as well. **** yeah.
We were then brought up to our skybox to watch the show which was very entertaining. I tell you what, I have all the respect in the world for the wrestlers and I could not believe the pounding those guys were taking. Edge had a brutal match that ended with him and Matt Hardy taking a hellacious fall off the top of the entrance runway. I wanted to see Edge after the show but he was taken away in an ambulance. I’ve been trying to call him for the last two days but have not been able to get ahold of him so I hope he is all right.
What does all of this have to do with baseball you may ask? We’ll, I’ll tell you. You see, I would never have met Edge nor anyone on the Red Sox, for that matter, if it was not for one man….. Dale "the Demon" Torborg. Most of you probably know his dad, Jeff Torborg, who is a former MLB catcher as well as a MLB manager.
Dale is one of my closest friends and is one of the coolest guys you will ever meet. He also has lived around MLB his entire life. He always tells me stories about growing up in MLB clubhouses. Playing whiffle ball with George Brett in the clubhouse between innings, running around with Ken Griffey Junior as kids, stuff like that. I always told him that he should write an autobiography.
Dale played some minor league ball but had to stop when he blew out his knee. After that, he taught Madonna how to play ball for the film A League Of Their Own. Pretty cool. He then began wrestling in WCW under the name The Demon. It was in WCW that he met his wife Christi who also wrestled under the name Asya. The two of them just had a baby girl about a week and a half ago.
Dale loved wrestling but I think baseball always remained in his blood. After he left WCW he worked with his dad as the strength coach for the Montreal Expos and, after that, the Florida Marlins. He is currently the strength coach for the entire Chicago White Sox minor league system. Actually, he called me up two days ago and told me that the MLB coach was either sick or injured and that he was going to take over in the majors for a while. I highly suggest that the opponents of the Chicago White Sox tread lightly. ******* off the Demon would be bad. Very bad. Haha.
Bottom line is that I would not know half of the baseball players I do nor would I be a fan of the Red Sox if it were not for Dale Torborg.
Anyways, thanks again for all the comments everyone. I’m reading all of them and I hope to answer some more of them early next week.