#80: “Win, Lose, or” Tyler Houston

Was I the only one who was convinced that Tyler Houston and Brant Brown were actually the same dude? Probably. But just in case you’re confused like I was, Houston was the sucky left-handed hitting catcher. Brown was the sucky left-handed hitting outfielder.


Not Brant Brown.

Now that that is all cleared up, Houston was the backup catcher for the Cubs in the late 90s. Well, he was the backup catcher when the Cubs weren’t playing him out of position at third base. Tyler Houston at third was a comedy of errors. Literally. The Cubs were that desperate for a third baseman that they used TYLER HOUSTON there for several games. Ah, late 90s Cubs. You certainly did suck.

Low Point: Remember those nail-biting late September moments with the 1998 Chicago Cubs? Well, Houston certainly didn’t help put you at ease. In what could have been the final game of the season, Houston came in to a 3-3 game in the 11th inning in Houston. The Cubs needed baserunners. They got a swinging strikeout out of Houston. The Cubs lost 4-3 in the bottom of that inning, forcing the one-game playoff against the Giants, and giving Cubs fans everyone acid-reflux disease.

Did You Know? Tyler Houston cleans up surprisingly well (NSFW link). Who knew?


13 Responses to “#80: “Win, Lose, or” Tyler Houston”

  1. 1 CT March 5, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    “Was I the only one who was convinced that Tyler Houston and Brant Brown were actually the same dude?”


  2. 2 Slaky March 5, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    Is Tyler Houston going to help you compile reasons why Lou Piniella should be fired? That’s all this site is good for anyway.

  3. 3 Mike D. March 5, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    You forgot one thing about the one-game playoff, Kerm.

    It wasn’t made possible until, minutes after Houston whiffed and the Cubs lost to the ‘Stros, that future Cub shitstain Neifi Perez hit a game-winning home run off of Robb Nen. At least in ’98, Neifi did, in fact, save the Cubs’ butts.

  4. 4 CT March 5, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Tyler was such a good 3rd baseman that the Cubs had to go out and get Gary Gaetti to put them over the top.

  5. 5 Bad Kermit March 5, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Take your “I support Neifi” attitude elsewhere, Commie.

  6. 6 JD, Too March 5, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    I think you need to start pimpin’ this site on nsbb.

  7. 7 Pre March 5, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    I positive Julie!

    I like to go to baseball-reference and see that douche’s like him can make six million dollars.

  8. 8 CT March 6, 2007 at 8:38 am

    JD, you need to head over to “Her Loyal Sons”. I think you’d enjoy that blog.

  9. 9 Bad Kermit March 6, 2007 at 8:52 am

    Oh, crap. If you go over there, JD, please behave. The guy who runs it is a good friend of mine (and I’m a rare contributor myself).

  10. 10 CT March 6, 2007 at 9:11 am

    Whoops, don’t go over there JD. Because I guarantee there’s no way you’ll be able to control yourself.

  11. 11 Bad Kermit March 6, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Way to go, CT. You’ve unleashed hell.

  12. 12 CT March 6, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Oh sure, blame me. You knew what would happen if JD found that link, but you left it there in plain sight. Not my fault, sir, not my fault.

  13. 13 JD, Too March 6, 2007 at 9:39 am

    I had no idea that we were supposed to call Smrdzljzya “Shark”.

    My hate for ND takes a backseat to my hate for Duke right now. And that will be followed up by a massive Cardinal hate boner. I can only have so much hate in my heart and there’s no room for ND venom during non-college football months. I’ll keep checking that site for Fat Charlie updates, though. There might not be enough room in the bed of my truck for Fat Charlie, but Fat Charlie always has a place in my hate boner spank bank.

    Sulleymoon says he loves Brady Quinn’s abs more than you do, BK.

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