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August 30, 2002

Quote of the Day: Last post...

Quote of the Day: Last post about baseball, I promise. At last night's Angel game, as I mentioned, pitcher Kevin Appier was about 10 feet away from getting beaned by a foul ball thrown back onto the field from the upper deck by a pissed-off fan. This drew several condescending lectures from the Angels' players, coaches and broadcasters (one of whom kept saying, improbably, that "someone could have been killed out there"). I have no doubt that whoever threw that ball had an accurate arm, and wasn't going to hit anybody (we grow baseball players on trees out here). Anyways, everyone seemed angry at the fans ... except for Kevin Appier:

"I feel bad for them," he said. "I was actually kind of geeked. I like the fans being intense like that. We definitely understand where they're coming from. We'd like it to be resolved too."
I was actually kind of geeked? Awesome. Ape's now my favorite pitcher.

Posted by at August 30, 2002 01:48 PM

The Angels rock. I was kind of worried about a couple of those guys, namely Shoe and Washburn. They were the player reps. Those GD A's.

Posted by: Bob at August 30, 2002 10:43 PM

I am a Royal's fan and Appier has always been one of my favorites from his days playing for the hapless (in recent times) Royals. He's had a long, solid career and has always seemed like a good guy. By the way, our nickname for him was "The Frenchman" and we pronounce his name as we imagine it would be pronounced in French (i.e. it ryhmes with Perrier).

Posted by: Sam Jones at September 3, 2002 09:42 AM
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