Monday, June 4, 2012

HE PICKED THE WRONG WEEK TO STOP THROWING CURVEBALLS: The deaths of somewhat forgotten Major League relievers aren't usually ALOTT5MA-worthy, but Pedro Borbon, who passed today at the age of 65 merits mention not so much for playing an integral role in the Big Red Machine's two World Series titles, but more so for his integral part in the movie Airplane.

His obit fails to mention if he was a fan a gladiator movies, but Borbon sadly missed sharing a bullpen with Bob Shirley by three seasons.


  1. kd bart9:22 PM

    Pedro Borbon id known for the Airplane film and for ripping apart a Met cap with his teeth after the Bud Harrelson/Pete Rose fight in the 1973 NLCS.

  2. Joseph J. Finn9:32 PM

    Manny Mota, still alive and coaching for the Dogers for 33 years now, second longest coaching tenure in MLB history.