Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Happy (Sorta) Birthday, Jesse Orosco!
Jesse Orosco after throwing the final pitch of the 1986 World Series.
Jesse Orosco turns 52 today. Jesse Orosco was a relief pitcher who got major league hitters out for an astounding 24 seasons-from 1979 to 2003. Most of the time, he had one job and one job only-getting left handed hitters out. And he did it (mostly), time after time after time, until they finally made him stop doing it.
Even at 52, he could probably still throw a slider for a strike.
So even though he won one of my least favorite World Serieseseses, happy birthday to Jesse Orosco, who knew what he had to do and just did it.