Frank’s got the perfect hair for that commercial, too.
Yunel could do a cameo promo in it: “Dees leetle shortstop weent to Canada for the price of only 1.3 Weens Above Replacings from free-sweenging guy pouty as me and plus looks like a beeg feesh! Dat Frank Wreen ees loco!”
Well, the 750K contract for Livan does show that Livan is a competitor and loves baseball, otherwise why not hang it up? I can’t imagine he is really hurting for the money at this point in his career. Hope it works out for everyone, and leave it to Steve to have the calm, rational point of view on all this. I just wonder how great his ERA is going to look if he doesn’t get to face us.
“His work in Game 5 in the 1997 National League playoff series was voted by Baseball America as the third-worst umpire performance of 1975 – 2000 era. His strike zone was later determined to measure five feet from top to bottom and an unbelievable six feet wide. One memorable call has him calling a strike on a pitch that was over the head of Fred McGriff.”
Sweet Lord, I’d hate to see the top two worst performances if that was #3. Did somebody call a strike on a pitch out?
#98, I remember it vividly, but hadn’t seen video of it in many years. It’s so egregious as not to be believed. MLB officials should have run on to the field in the middle of the game to stop it. So crazy.