07/29/2005: In this, the last season of play at Busch Stadium II....
fans are getting mushily sentimental over the "Millions of Memories"™ that they have collected over the past 40 seasons.
But over at his blog, "Fuck Your Couch", Alex Fritz is casting doubts on one of those memories, as he debunks The Legend of Mike Laga. For those of you who aren't obsessive Cardinals fans, Mike Laga is pretty much a non-entity with one fluke season (1984) who toiled with the Tigers, Cardinals and Giants, and who's major claim to fame is that he is allegedly the only player in history to hit a baseball completely out of Busch Stadium II (though that was a foul ball, not a home run). "Allegedly", because, as Alex points out, the evidence that Laga actually did accomplish that feat is a bit lacking.
Len on 07.29.05 @ 07:55 AM CST