Saturday, September 8, 2007

1981 Topps Tournament -- Round of 16, Match 7

Seed #7 Ross Grimsley (#170)

The Cleveland Indians made a great move during the summer of 1980, getting the upper hand in a trade with notoriously shrewd Expos owner Jim Henson and acquiring a Muppet named Ross Grimsley in the process. Although Montreal gave up quite a lot in the deal, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew never quite matched the eye-popping stats that Grimsley put up, including an 18 SO/24 BB ratio and a scintillating 6.75 ERA.

To tell the truth, this guy looks a lot like that one guy who always shows up in Adam Sandler movies, only after he spent a year in the mountains with only a shovel, a blanket, and a creek from which to drink. I guess he was acquired to help fill in the cavernous spaces in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium.

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Seed #10 Bobby Bonds (#635)

It's "Battle of the Mountain Men" today.
Either that, or Bonds just got finished playing a crackhead at a "Say No to Drugs" kickoff carnival.

On a related note, check out the movie "Derailed," featuring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston. Bobby Bonds is referenced by one of the supporting characters.

4 comments:

--David said...

Given I am a "Tribe-man," I feel the loyal thing to do is pick Grimsley. You really can't help but wonder what he looks like WITHOUT that hat on... Serious case of hat-head.. ouch!

Jesse said...

Mod Squad Bonds.

dayf said...

Absolutely Bobby Bonds. I'll vote for anyone who looks like Henry Earl (Google it) after an all week bender.

steve said...

grimsley