#79: Marvell Wynne”? More Like Marvell Lose!”

Remind me again. What exactly was Marvell Wynne good at? I don’t remember him being good in the field. I don’t remember him being good at the plate. I don’t remember him being good on the basepaths. And he’s certainly not very good at signing his own name.

Pick me out a Wynner, Bobby.

What is it exactly that you’d say you do here?

Then, I checked Baseball Reference, and I was correct in not remembering any of those things. The Cubs got Wynne from the San Diego Padres in 1989 in a blockbuster deal that also brought Luis Salazar to the North Side. And the Cubs only had to give up Calvin Schiraldi and Darrin Jackson! Imagine that!

Wynne reeked up the North Side through the 1990 season, when he was sold to Japan for some computer chips which, at the time, were the size of a room.

Low Point: In the heartbreaking 1989 NLCS against the San Francisco Giants, Wynne, like pretty much everyone but Mark Grace, didn’t show up, collecting a worthless single in 6 at-bats.

Did You Know? Wynne’s son, Marvell Wynne II: The Sequel, plays in the MLS on Red Bull New York. Did you also know that corporate sponsorship for the MLS is ridiculous?


7 Responses to “#79: Marvell Wynne”? More Like Marvell Lose!””

  1. 1 Slaky March 6, 2007 at 11:48 am

    It was right around this time that I REALLY started following the Cubs and baseball. 89 and the playoffs really brought it home that I was becoming a Cubs fan…then I had to sit there as a 9 year old and watch an entire season, wondering why the Cubs weren’t doing so well. Marvell Wynne, you’re a fucking dick.

  2. 2 Shawon Dunston March 6, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    You forgot to mention that he got his ass beat while he was with the Cubs courtesy of ME!!!
    Dumbass tried to mess with the Shawon-o-meter

  3. 3 Bad Kermit March 6, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Damn, you guys are freaking good. Maybe I should just start posting names and everyone could just skip to the comments.

  4. 4 JD, Too March 6, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    I like how you write your words. Don’t ever stop.


  5. 5 Slaky March 6, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    JD and I need guest columns or something. No wait, then everyone could see what an unfunny fraud I am. Heavens!

  6. 6 Bad Kermit March 6, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Slak, apparently it takes at least > 5 months for everyone to figure it out.

  7. 7 JD, Too March 6, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    I’m too insecure to put my words up in big bold print. I prefer to comment on the words of others. Should words be in quotation marks?

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