Maybe I’m just jealous of Dan Plesac. I’m left handed. I have about as much muscle mass.
He had an 18-year Major League career which he parlayed into a gig at Comcast as an analyst. I’m blogging about him. Yeah. Maybe jealousy is the case. Or maybe it’s his left eyebrow, which appears surprised during every second of every Comcast Sportsnet broadcast.
Or maybe Plesac is another one of those guys who had just about the worst two years of his career in Cub pinstripes. Plesac was a the epitome of a LOOGY, getting out lefties at a sufficient clip, but turning any right-handed batter he faced into Ted Williams. And, unfortunately, he saw a lot more righties than he saw lefties. Hence, Dan’s spot at 120 on the list.
Low Point: May 4, 1993. The Cubs are up 5-4 against the Rockies at Wrigley. 5-4, that is, until Plesac comes in and pours gasoline all over himself. Plesac gave up the lead to the first batter he faced, Joe Girardi, then let the Rockies go ahead on a sacrifice fly. Plesac then proceeded to load up the bases for Jim Tatum, who hit one of his three career home runs off Plesac. Grand slam. Rockies 10, Cubs 5. The Rockies would go on to win 14-13 in 11 innings. It’s tough to lose a one-run game to Don Baylor. Thanks a lot, Dan.
Did You Know? Plesac is a harness race horse trainer?