Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Sunday Funnies

This supposedly happened sometime in the late 1980s in San Diego. The Montreal Expos had lumbering catcher Nelson Santovenia on third base and pitcher Pasqual Perez at the plate.

For reasons unknown, manager Buck Rogers called for the suicide squeeze. For reasons unknown, the always unpredicatable Perez took a full hack -- and fouled it off with Santovenia fearing for his life.

Rogers called for the squeeze again. And again Perez takes a full swing in the face of a panicked Santovenia.

As told by reporter Michael Farber:

"I asked Santovenia about it afterward. 'I'm screaming at him, in Spanish, SQUEEZE!' So I asked him, what's the Spanish word for squeeze?"

"He looked at me and shook his head. 'Squeeze.'"

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