Monday, May 20, 2013

Steve Lyons, on Ump Shows

Steve Lyons, from yesterday's telecast:

So in 1985, my rookie season, Jerry Neudecker's behind home plate with his pillow*.

And he called a pitch that was about chin high for a strike on me.

And I said, "Gee, Jerry, I can't swing at that pitch. There's no way I can even hit that pitch!"

And he looked at me and he said, "Son, you don't tell me that pitch was high. You ask me if that pitch was high." [...]

I said, "All right, Jerry, was the pitch high?"

He said, "Yep."

*According to Baseball Reference, "Neudecker is best remembered for being the last umpire to use a balloon (outside) chest protector."


Hideo Nomo said...

Lyons also had a Twitter spat with Mike Petriello while the game was still going.

SUPER professional.

Paul said...

Never looked up Lyons on twitter till today. What's up with his sock fetish?

NicJ said...

First there was The SOSG Vin Scully Repository. Are we going to record Lyons-isms? The SOSG Steve Lyons Suppository.