Baseball Card of the Week:
When looking for a role model for your children, you can’t do much better than Ross Grimsley. At least if you want them to be cool kids.
From Big Hair and Plastic Grass by Dan Epstein:
“Grimsley, whose nickname was ‘Scuz,’ was notorious for refusing to bathe when he was pitching well. In 1977, Yankees manager Billy Martin accused Grismley of throwing a 'greaseball,’ claiming that the pitcher was hiding lubricant in his hair. Grimsley denied the charges, and none of the umpires were willing to stick their fingers into the pitcher’s unwashed mane to find out for sure.”
I’m going to start using this technique whenever I’m in the bloggin’ zone.