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Danny Tartabull: more disappointing to his baby mamas than to Yankee fans

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    The Number 1 deadbeat dad in all of Los Angeles County owes $276,000 for his two sons. He is facing 180 days in jail.
  2. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Plus, he screwed those kids by not showing up at the public television telethon. Maybe that guy was giving him and George the finger.
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Never fear. If his career is any indication, he'll come through with the money when his sons need it the least.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Danny was a piece of work as an athlete. Glad to see he hasn't changed.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    At least the Yankees didn't give up Jay Buhner for him.
  6. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    Remember when he got a Hall of Fame vote? If its not the worst HOF vote ever, it's in the Top 5.
  7. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I remember as a kid my brother used to refer to Tartabull as Danny Tired of Your Bull Shit.
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    It's not even close. Dante Bichette has received votes. There's a player, Marty Bergen, who received votes for several seasons early on in the Hall's existence despite playing 344 games in his career and not being very good during those games.
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Boy, you sure buried the lede. :D

    Marty Bergen's real claim to fame is this:


    And it's hard to believe now, but that's almost certainly why he got a few votes in 1937, '38 and '39. This was an era when the phrase "Hall of Fame," to many people, meant literal fame*, not just greatness. Marty Bergen was still famous among baseball old-timers for taking an axe to his wife and kids.

    * Eddie Grant, for instance, the first ballplayer to die in World War I, got votes for quite a few years. Dickey Kerr, who won two games in the tainted 1919 World Series but spent just parts of four seasons in MLB, even got 10% of the vote one year. There are dozens of other examples like that.
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