Friday, June 25, 2010

The Great Potato Play

Article Written by Davbmn on 09/02/07.

A baseball play that has become legendary!

The great potato incident of 1987 has become legendary. Like something you would see in Bull Durham, this story of a career minor-league catcher and a potato is getting national and international recognition. Baseball is a very serious game not known for its on-field antics and celebrations. Dave Bresnahan , the player who planned and executed one of the greatest gags in baseball, is having some fun as a living legend of sorts, to a generation of players who play with such conviction and intensity that they sometimes forget that it’s a game.

It’s a shame that a game has become so serious that it’s impossible to have fun just because you lose. What ever happened to playing for the love of the game and just enjoying the fact that you get paid to play a kids game for a living. Whatever happened to players who would be gracious enough to realize that they playing baseball and not curing cancer or ridding the world of hunger and poverty. That is why it is so refreshing to hear stories about players who “play” and have fun doing it.

Yahoo sports writer, Jeff Passan, takes a look at the the man, the myth, the legend, Dave Bresnahan, 20 years removed from the incident that made him..............famous.? Read his article on “The Tater Toss”.