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What do Byung-Hyun Kim and an elephant in the fridge have in common? Neither can close the door!

Even with all their similarities, we still weren't sure what was going on at the All-Star Game between these two, so we asked Page 2 readers for their explanation. Here are the best responses from the 500 e-mails we received.

"Elephant ... Goat. Goat ... Elephant."
Mike Turpin
Franklin Square, N.Y.

After a few poor performances in high-profile games, Byung-Hyun Kim consults the A's mascot on what it's like to work for peanuts.
Eric Noggle
Springfield, Ill.

Here you see yet another late-game pitching option that is still better than a tie game.
Lance Jenkins
Lenexa, Kan.

Fed up with the abundance of heckling over the past nine months, Kim shows the nose-breathing, (wise-ass) pachyderm exactly what choking is.
Bob Monagan
Encinitas, Calif.

Having successfully cleared up any cultural misunderstanding, A's mascot Stomper finishes explaining to foreign-born Byun-Hyun Kim exactly why an elephant represents the Oakland Athletics. Subsequently, Americans in the crowd ask him to speak up.
Russ H.
Columbus, Ohio

"Yeah, there ya go ... now you see what I mean? You gotta put the Vaseline waaaay up your nose."
Jason Greening

"Hey, Byung, remember the time you gave up those World Series' home runs?! I lost a lot of money on those games! Elephants never forget, man!"
Jeff Barry
Lombard, Ill.

"On behalf of the Republican Party, I would like to thank you, the rest of the players and the owners for continuing to exclude the riff-raff known as 'fans' from our elitist group ..."
Bill Allen
Duluth, Ga.

"Uhh ... B.K. ... you are aware of MLB's sexual harassment policy aren't you?"
New York

Bud Selig demonstrates that he doesn't care how far he must go ... he will make a joke out of Major League Baseball.
Jon Walsh

Mama always said, "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose!"
Scott Wingfield
Nashville, N.C.

"Hey, c'mon! I don't come into the bullpen and play with your extremities."
Tucson, Ariz.

Bob Brenly told Kim to go out there and, "Grab the tiger by the tail." This was the odd result. Proof yet again why you don't cut costs on translators.
Alex Beal
Missoula, Mont.

"Stupid elephant, that Viagra was for later ... and what'd you do, snort it?!"
West Harrison, N.Y.

Kim: "In my country, you are a delicacy -- we serve you up on a platter."
Stomper: "Ohhh. Sort of like your fastball?"
Chris George
Odenton, Md.

Arizona closer Byung-Hyun Kim caught in the act with infamous MLB 'roid dealer, Stomper the elephant.
Brian Scipion
San Diego

Byung-Hyun Kim reunites with his long lost friend, the Oakland A's elephant. Kim found Stomper choking on a peanut just outside of a village in Zabiria. Kim, an expert in that field, was quick to assist him.
Joey Jones
Augusta, Ga.

"Hi, nice to meet you. Jason or Jeremy?"
Chris George
Odenton, Md.

"Ha, Ha! Yeah, I don't get it either! I still have a job, and the Athletics' mascot is an elephant?!"
Cara Price
South Plainfield, N.J.

After finally getting over the humiliation of the "World Series incident," Kim's hopes of an uneventful All-Star Game are dashed when he fell for Stomper's, "Come here and pull my trunk" routine.
Harrisburg, Pa.

"That's Commissioner Dumbo to you, pal!"
Mike Rohan

And here is the real caption from The Associated Press: National League All-Star pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim of the Arizona Diamondbacks shakes hands with the Oakland Athletics' mascot, Stomper, during the NL's batting practice July 8 before the home run derby at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Mystery Photo responses July 8: Bottoms up

Mystery Photo responses July 1: Wet Mr. Met

Mystery Photo responses June 13: A hit brickhouse

Mystery Photo responses June 6: It's Showtime!

Mystery Photo responses May 29: Slap Shot III

Mystery Photo responses May 22: Ready to rumble

Mystery Photo responses May 16: 'I thought you were a lefty'

Mystery Photo responses May 13: Gettin' buzzed

Mystery Photo responses May 6: Model citizens

Mystery Photo responses April 30: Double shots

Mystery Photo responses April 23: Beyond Yankees domes

Mystery Photo responses April 17: Take a number

Mystery Photo responses April 10: Off-Broadway BP

Mystery Photo responses April 3: Ahoy, Matey

Mystery Photo responses March 15: Duck, it's Costner

Mystery Photo responses March 4: Ohno, it's Katie!

Mystery Photo responses Feb.25: Pairs who share

Mystery Photo responses Feb. 6: Two minutes for stripping

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 25: Fore!

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 18: Look into my eyes

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 7: Eye of the Hurricanes

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 31: Might as well jump

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 19: Saint Nicked

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 10: Mac attack

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 3: Swept away

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 26: Tastes like chicken ...

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 19: At least these are in team colors

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 9: You can't hide

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 2: Trick or Treat?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 26: 'So the priest says ...'

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 19: Hello?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 12: Tennis, everyone?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 7: He shoots, he ...

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 28: Safe at home

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 21: Coming up short

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 18: Hat tricks

Mystery Photo Sept. 7: Tough shot

Mystery Photo Aug. 31: Oh, Danny boy!

Mystery Photo Aug. 24: Baby doll

Mystery Photo Aug. 17: Wild night at the ballpark

Mystery photo Aug. 10: Doubles divas

Mystery photo Aug. 3: Hoops, I did it again

Mystery photo July 27: I've got it!

Mystery photo July 20 extras: Fiddling with captions

Mystery photo July 20: The Devil you say?

Mystery photo July 13: The BoSox Boys

Mystery photo July 6: Reunited...

Mystery photo June 29: This just in ...

Mystery photo June 22: Caught in the act

Mystery photo June 18: What's up with Bobby Cox?

Mystery photo June 8: Kobe Bryant plugged

Mystery photo June 1: Something about Shaq

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