Michael Rand started RandBall with hopes that he could convince the world to love jumpsuits as much as he does. So far, he's only succeeded in using the word "redacted" a lot. He welcomes suggestions, news tips, links of pure genius, and pictures of pets in Halloween costumes here, though he already knows he will regret that last part.

Follow Randball on Twitter

Stu's Hunt Down: Former Twins catcher/DH Matthew LeCroy

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball, Twins fans Updated: July 1, 2011 - 2:44 PM

If you can think of a better Hunt Down for a slow Friday before the July 4th weekend than Matthew LeCroy, please let us know. We sure can't think of one. As such, RandBall commenter Stu does his thing. Stu?

--------

Name: Matt LeCroy

 
Claim to Fame, Minnesota: a prototypical never-meanin’-no-harm good old boy, the South Carolina native played for the Twins from 2000-2005 and in 2007 as a DH and backup catcher/first baseman. He struck out a lot and everyone on the team loved him. Allegedly tried to get Eddie Guardado to eat opossum. Definitely had gout
 
Claim to Fame, Everywhere Else: his emergency catching for the Washington Nationals in a 2006 game was so bad (six stolen bases allowed, two errors) that manager Frank Robinson removed him in the middle of the game and cried about it afterwards. 
 
Where He Is Now: is the manager for your Potomac Nationals, Washington’s single-A affiliate. Perhaps in tribute to his oft-tossed Twins manager, LeCroy was recently ejected from a game during the plate meeting.
 
Is He On Twitter: seriously? No.
 
Well, Does He Have a Baseball Camp, Then: He did, yes. Does not appear to be active, though.
 
Glorious Randomness: LeCroy’s hometown of Belton is home to the yearly Belton Standpipe Festival, named after the city’s water tower, which was built in 1908 and is still in use today! 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post By Category

Arts (1) Books (1)
Movies (3) Music (6)
Hobbies (1) Fishing (1)
Society (3) Crime (1)
Sports (523) Baseball (1)
Professional baseball (786) Basketball (13)
College basketball (6) Football (1)
College football (118) Professional football (560)
Technology (1) Food and drink (14)
Politics (1) Transportation (1)
Employment (1) Career development (1)
Cooking (2) Pets (1)
Vikings (1075) Men (3)
Games (1) Gambling (1)
Commercial (1) Animals (3)
Dogs (3) Gripes (1)
Newspapers (1) Beer (6)
Minnesota wine retailers (1) Wine retail + marketing (1)
Bad driving (1) Commuting (1)
High School Sports (1) Family activities (1)
Style (2) Pregnancy (1)
Car buying (1) Retirement (1)
Shopping (1) Chickens (2)
Fruit and berries (1) Weather (1)
Internet (2) Twitter (2)
Video games (2) Web pick (1)
YouTube (1) Birds in the backyard (1)
Business trends (2) Loopholes (1)
Problems on the job (1) The rich get richer (1)
Airlines (1) Midwest getaways (1)
Road trips (1) Skiing (1)
Travel deals (1) Wisconsin (3)
Gopher road games (1) TCF Bank Stadium (1)
NCAA: football (124) Basketball on TV (2)
Gophers coaches (1) Frozen Four (11)
North Dakota (1) College hockey (20)
Fantasy football (12) Golf (84)
Minnesota state tournaments (20) Preps (8)
Soccer (93) WNBA (16)
Wild news (8) Wolves news (393)
NFC (2) Super Bowl (1)
Vikings coaches (1) Behind the scenes (3)
Celebrities (1) Dance (1)
Local TV and radio (2) Ex-players (1)
Injury report (2) Baseball wisdom (1)
Target Field (262) Twins fans (807)
Twins game coverage (17) Twins management (3)
Twins offense (1) Twins pitching (3)
NBA playoffs (1) Wolves draft news (1)
Wolves guards (1) Wolves players (9)
Values and morals (2) Miscreants (1)
Wild coaching (67) Wild game coverage (3)
Wild off-season news (1) Wild player moves (3)
Wild pregame skate (1) Wild trade news (1)
Movies (1) Buffalo Lake-Hector (1)
Ortonville (2) Brad Childress (1)
Stillwater (1) Television (2)
NHL news (97) Outdoors Women (1)
Olympics (2) Olympic hockey (1)
Glen Perkins (1) Health + Beauty (1)
Beer (2) Wine (1)
Public safety (1) Gophers (203)
Pen Pals (1)
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT