Re: Reds that you just hated
I really wanted to hate Kevin Mitchell, just because I thought he had unlimited potential and p*ssed it away by partying and generally not taking his job seriously. However, the big galoot was just so darn loveable I couldn't bring myself to hate him.
Here are some of my favorite Mitchell highlights:
+ In 1990, he was four days late to spring training because he got injured eating a microwaved donut
+ Injured himself while eating a cupcake - though this is heavily documented, details are scant. It may be an offshoot of the oh-so-true donut injury.
+ Missed a game after straining his eyelids while vomiting
+ Became the first player in Cleveland Indians franchise history who was unable to complete an 850-yard training run.
+ Landed on the DL because he strained his ribcage while vomiting
+ As a member of the Western League's Sonoma County Crushers, Mitchell was suspended for 9 games after punching the opposing team's owner in the mouth.
+ In 2002, as manager of the Sonoma County Crushers, Mitchell was suspended for 7 games after punching an opposing team's 3rd base coach. The coach was apparently stealing signs...
How could I possibly hate that guy?
Last edited by Steve4192; 05-06-2005 at 06:58 PM.