#114: Jason “Not a Green” Bere

Maybe I couldn’t stand Jason Bere because he had no shoulders. Maybe it was because he had never shaved the goatee he was required to have during his stint with the White Sox. Or I guess it could have been his 1-10 record in 2002 with the Cubs.

Dude, where’s my shoulders?

You may recognize him from the mound at Wrigley, or you may recognize him from the “Sci-Fi” section at Blockbuster.

I’m not one to base my opinion of a pitcher on record, but didn’t it seem like the Cubs lost every time Jason Bere had the ball in his hand? Well, quit overreacting. In 2002, they only lost 75% of the time he had the ball in his hand. Bere’s awfulness as a Cub was made worse by the fact that his two best years–during which he compiled a 24-7 record–came in a White Sox uniform. It was further compounded by the fact that he took starts away from Carlos Zambrano. Thanks for the memories, Jason. By the way, do you have any more copies of John Tucker Must Die?

Low Point: August 31, 2002. In Bere’s last start as a Cub, he loses to Andy Freaking Benes after giving up 8 runs (7 earned) in 4 innings at Wrigley, including giving up home runs to Eli Marrero and Andy Freaking Benes, of all people.

Did You Know? Bere was part of the trade that sent Cub killer Richie Sexson to the Brewers. Yeah, his biography is as boring as his appearance.


8 Responses to “#114: Jason “Not a Green” Bere”

  1. 1 al January 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    wonder if his suckiness of his #46 carried on over to dumpster?

  2. 2 Bad Kermit January 30, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    What also must be pondered is, if Jason Bere (or Dumpster) were to wear a different number, would he cease to suck and become mediocre or, dare I say, good?

  3. 3 al January 30, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    i have a feeling they would probably suck in any number..and maybe if dumpster begins to suck again maybe he wont be wearing a number at all…hmmm

  4. 4 al January 30, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    if he doesnt end up wearing number you may see him at the cubby bear doing this

  5. 5 Bad Kermit January 30, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Well, everybody’s good for something. I guess.

  6. 6 TG January 30, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    All I can think of is Dave Otto talking about the foshball.

  7. 7 JD, Too January 30, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t like Bere because he had a stupid accent.

  8. 8 Bad Kermit February 1, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    He should have had a stupid accent over one of the e’s.

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