December 27, 2005

Most Embarrassing Closer Arrest, Non-Venezuela Division

Wow, I certainly wasn't expecting this news this morning...

Former major league relief pitcher Jeff Reardon, who was of course the closer on the Twins' 1987 championship-winning team and sixth on the all-time saves list, apparently forgot he's an ex-ballplayer and not an ex-wrestler. Reardon was arrested Monday morning for armed robbery of a Florida jewelry store, and cops busted Reardon... sitting in a nearby restaurant. Apparently he's not as good at closing out robberies as he was at closing out games.

Reardon's arrest, following the Kirby Puckett spousal abuse thing, continues the '87 team's campaign to shred every illusion I ever had about them. What next? Juan Berenguer arrested for running drugs?

Check out Reardon's mugshot -and you thought he looked scary when he was on the mound.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 27, 2005 09:43 AM

Are we sure that's not a picture of George Lucas?

Posted by: Dave at December 27, 2005 07:01 PM

Are we sure that's not a picture of George Lucas?

Yeah, Reardon may be a common thief, but at least Reardon didn't create Jar Jar Binks then take my $10.

Posted by: J. Lichty at December 29, 2005 02:28 PM
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