Kevin Youkilis charged the mound Tuesday night and sent Tigers rookie Rick Porcello backpedaling before earning two points for the take down. According to Keith Law, Youkilis was “acting like a fool.”
You want backpedaling? You want “acting like a fool”? I’ve got two words for you: Jim Traber.
The former Oriole once chased a Japanese pitcher into center field while charging the mound and later fell on his face, and into a kick, during a return trip to the mound.
Here’s the classic YouTube clip.
Traber, whom the Baltimore City Paper listed in 2002 among its “Most Useless Orioles of All Time,” is currently a radio host in Oklahoma. He batted .227 with 27 home runs and 117 RBI during four seasons with the Orioles