Todd Zeile wore a lot of uniforms in his career (11, to be exact), and he was a halfway decent utilityman for the better part of 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. But not as a Cub. In his 79 games as a Cub, Zeile put up the worst numbers of his career. Go ahead and check out the link. I’ll wait here.
As if that wasn’t enough reason to hate Zeile, how about I throw in the fact that he came up as, and spent his longest time with, the St. Louis Cardinals? Hate him now? Yeah. I thought so.
Low Point: His 45.00 ERA in 2004 with the Mets. Ha ha ha! You suck at pitching, Todd!
Did You Know? Zeile is now an “actor,” appearing in the 2005 film Dirty Deeds with the flying guy from Heroes. No, not the one with the perfect teeth. The one who acts like Keanu Reeves.
More Actually Interesting Zeile Facts from Wikipedia Which Didn’t Happen When He Was a Cub:
That’s actually some interesting stuff. I’d have a beer with you, Todd, if you weren’t my 123rd least favorite Cub of my time.