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Why is this guy all wet? Not because Angel Stadium has a pool. No, he's dripping with "holy" water because he went for a frolic in the ballpark's rocky waterfall.

Because an Angels' four-run lead over the Yankees wasn't enough to keep him interested, this manchild — who must fancy himself a regular Mickey Rivers or babbling Brook Robinson — caused a short delay in the bottom of the sixth inning of Thursday's ALCS Game 5.

What in the name of Howie Kendrick(notes) took "Big A" security so long to capture this Orange County Schmendrick? And why did Fox cut away to Louganis Jr. as players shook their heads in disbelief? TV usually doesn't give these goofs their 15 minutes, but we're glad they went off protocol, because we've got screen caps and more photos of this Rally Monkey!

In case you missed it, here's how the ALCS morphed into an impromptu diving meet:

Here's our angelic escapee, very happy to be the center of attention. He better watch his step, or else he'll fall in. That's how Old Hoss Radbourn went, bless his heart.

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The fan has caught the eye of Angels slugger Juan Rivera(notes) (right), who knows it's too soon for the postgame fireworks/Cirque du Soleil that follows every game in Anaheim. Umpire Fieldin Culbreth can't see a thing, just as Angels pitcher John Lackey(notes) suspected.

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ThreeTwoOneGo! Splash Mountain!

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Hmm. The pool doesn't seem too deep.

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"Did you see what that Schmendrick just did?" Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira(notes) said. "He really jumped!" Say, shouldn't you be in the field, Teix?

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Oh, wait a moment. Maybe it's deeper than we thought!

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Alex Rodriguez's(notes) friend Kate Hudson (Goldie Hawn Jr.) and mercenary actor/stepfather Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken) have gender-appropriate reactions to what's going on.

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He's OK, folks! Let's see what the judges think of John Wetteland here.

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Oh, and Ryan Howard's(notes) foil, Subway's Jared Fogle, likes what he sees! This score could alter the outcome of the ALCS!

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This is an interesting movie set the Angels have going in their baseball stadium. Looks like the back lot at Jurassic Park. If only a hungry triceratops would come along.

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A revolutionary baseball figure, like Curt Flood before him! Maybe next time, instead of going for swim in the playoffs, he will choose to go jump in the Steve Lake. Look out, Steve!

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