Jim "The King" Leyritz was arrested Friday (sports.yahoo.com) for a DUI involving a fatality. I always considered it high comedy how he gave himself that nickname. If Jimmy Leyritz was an ice-cream flavor, he'd be pralines and dick.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeNice use of the Yankee logo. He played for four or five other teams, you know.
Considering the two biggest moments of his career (the HR in '95 against Seattle, bottom of the 15th, to win it, and the shot against Wohlers in '96) were in pinstripes, in addition to 70% of the guy's career, I picked an icon - sue me.
New news about him having a suspended license (sportsillustrated.cnn.com), and the NY Daily News sez he wasted millions on booze (nydailynews.com). As bad as I feel for his kids, I feel worse for the victims kids and husband, so maybe he'll get the max without having millions to pay to a superlawyer...
As a lifelong fan, and part-time ump way back in the day, I was shocked to learn that this is a correct ruling. Then again, I guess no one on the O's was looking to argue it when they didn't get the run originally, so there you go.