Originally posted by piemanPlease don't contract Lee Mazzilli to Maz. The only Maz was and is Bill Mazeroski.
That's actually true. Mazzilli was always given the nickname "Mazz" in print.
Anyway, I always liked Lee, and though I'm sorry to see him go, I wish him luck in Baltimore.
Everytime I see Lee Mazzilli's name in print, it reminds me that the Rangers traded Ron Darling and Walt Terrell for him. That might have been worse than the Harold Baines trade. Geez, no wonder the Rangers never have and probably never will have any pitching (CHAN HO!!!).
I think it has to do with the no real rivalries in these games. There is no Cards/Cubs or Yankee/Sox. Yankees/Orioles was an excellent series which people seem to forget about in favor of burying the Yankees when their best hitter went down in Game 1.