Posts Tagged ‘Mariners’

A TSD Classique: Mario Mendoza’s Property “Line” Relentlessly Ridiculed by Local Youth

Monday, October 10th, 2016

 

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Does This Cross the Line? Local kids enjoy taunting the former light hitting infielder.

CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Former Major League slick fielding but notoriously light hitting infielder, Mario Mendoza attempts to live a quiet, secluded life in the hills around his Chihuahua home. But in the age of instant information, even this small Mexican hamlet isn’t immune to young children learning everything they can about the man who made the “Mendoza Line” famous.

“When you’re hitting below the Mendoza Line, like I am now, you hear about it.” said Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who left the Phillies for a 126 million dollar deal in the nation’s capital.

It is widely accepted that the mythical Mendoza Line is hitting below .200 – but in actuality – Mendoza’s lifetime batting average was .215.

Now Mendoza himself is the target of children’s taunts as they retrieve errant baseballs and soccer balls from his yard. As they cross his property line they shout “Look, even I can play over the Mendoza Line.”

“He’s something of a local legend here.” says town mayor Juan Carlos Moreno. “Particularly when he trips over garbage cans as he exits Pepe’s Cantina at 3:00 o’clock in the morning.” (more…)


Griffey Announces He’ll Do Steroids Next Week Just to Deliver Inevitable to Fans

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

 

 

Won't Avoid the Roid.  Griffey says, "Sure, let's get it over with."

Won't Avoid the Roid. Griffey says, "Sure, let's get it over with."

 

 

SEATTLE (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Mark McGwire. Barry Bonds. Alex Rodriguez. Manny Ramirez.  The list of sluggers who’ve tainted the record books has grown over the years. Somehow though, the author of over 600 homeruns has eluded controversy. Ken Griffey Jr. has apparently put his name in the record books cleanly. 

“He seems to be the last hope,” Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt said. “We’re all kind of resting our hopes on his shoulders. If he falls, who’s left?”

But Griffey isn’t about to wait for some “tell all” to hit the bookshelves.  He’s taking matters into his own hands and cutting to the chase.

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