Greg Hudson is the manager of the DC Twits. A .500 team in their rookie season, they are a playoff bubble team this summer in large part due to Hudson’s bat. Like any “good” manager, Hudson leaves himself on the pitcher’s mound too long, and his batting orders sometimes baffle onlookers. If you’re not sure who the Twits are, think back to a game where it looked like a team of umpires were playing. The Twits uniforms, and we use that term loosely, are just plain powder blue shirts which sometimes cause confusion with the arbiters of the game.
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Resides: Arlington, VA
How did you find the PWL: Now teammate Alex Cochran sent it out to a few of us, I decided to act and form the Twits.
Career Batting Avg: .429
Career ERA: 1.70
Awards: Player of the Week (2 nominations), DC Twits New Team of the Year
TWIF: What is your favorite baseball team and who is your favorite baseball player of all time?
GH: My entire family is from Boston, so I was born into the Sox Nation. As far as favorite player ever, probably ol’ wicked pissah TEDDY BALLGAME. But of my lifetime, Pedro Martinez or Dustin Pedroia.
TWIF: Biebs or Feevs?
GH: Hate them both. So much hate. Best rivalry in sports.
TWIF: What is your favorite thing about wiffleball?
GH: My favorite thing is striking people out, but that hasn’t been going so well this season (lots of ejections…..). Oh and that obnoxious random noise overhead after planes roll by — seriously though, what is that?
TWIF: Have you ever used a wiffleball bat for other than its intended purpose?
GH: I keep one in my car, if people get too rowdy, it’s a good crowd control. I’m guessing you were going for something sexual here though…almost walked into that trap!
TWIF: If you could drown one player in the Potomac river, who would it be and why?
GH: I don’t know if it would be one player, although at times Fideles has frustrated me on the field — but my real answer is most certainly the entire Biebs Feevs team. Does anyone like those guys?!
TWIF: In your second season the Twits are starting to figure some things out. You’re winnings some games, and personally your numbers are outstanding. Sure, you have some problems to deal with, but it seems like you’re on the right track. What has been the hardest thing to adjust to in the league, and how are you and the Twits positioning yourselves to contend?
GH: You know, there’s a tough learning curve for rookie teams coming into this league, and last year we never seemed to be able to get over that hump and just play Wiffleball — just missing the playoffs (hate the Feevs). This year I think we have settled down, switched up the lineup, and are starting to know our roles as players on the team. As for me, I’m not sure why the sudden success at the plate, I just hope I can keep it up into the playoffs. We knew we could compete, but now the confidence has come back in all of us I think, now we are starting to know we can win. That being said, it’s still early, and there are a lot of good teams we still have to play to get out of our division. Right now though, anything less than a playoff berth is a failure.