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With the Pirates (yes, he came up with the Pirates), he challenged Reggie Smith to a fight mid-game - and they had a fight beneath the stands with both teams watching. All this mid-game. The umps had to go find everyone to get the game back going on.
He initiated maybe the ugliest bean brawl of the last 50 years in a 1984 Padres-Braves game
It's the curse of Dominican former-Expos.
What on Earth were they thinking? A different time, I guess.
That's really specific and rare - like an opinionated Primate. Dominican former-Expos include Vladimir Guerrero and Pedro Martinez.
From the video in #9 you see Champ Summers, a major player in the brawl, who also just passed away a month ago.
And they all look so skinny compared to modern players
The really weird thing about that brawl was every time they thought they had it broken up and the players settled down, some new melee would start. I also noted that when Summers ran towards the Atlanta dugout, as soon as he got close some fans started throwing things at him, too - and I did see in the video a couple of fans getting arrested as well. Craaazy times.
The other weird thing was that after the initial plunking (which sure as hell looked intentional), Perez and Lefferts appeared to be completely uninvolved in the brawl.
Padres had a lot of famous players that year (obviously partly they gained some fame because they won the NL). Dravecky, Garvey, Gossage, Wiggins, Templeton, McReynolds, Bochy, and Gwynn, all show up in that video. Braves were not so famous.
And they all look so skinny compared to modern players -- it's like watching the junior varsity teams go at it.
He famously drove around Atlanta three times because he kept missing the exit.
Bob Horner actually came down from the press box, put on his uniform, then protected anyone from getting near Perez. All with a cast on his arm.
Yep, that was the year Show gave up Pete Rose's record-breaking hit.
Announcer says "This is very close to getting out of control!" rather after that threshold had been crossed.
Wow, watching the video deeper, evidently the Padres threw at Perez in four straight at-bats.
I had never heard this story before.
multiple guys who died tragically in a few different ways (Moore, McSherry, Wiggins, Perez, was Show on that roster?).
If it's just an Expo curse, it also applies to Gary Carter and Hideki Irabu.
Back in the day two friends and I had the 1987, 1988, and 1989 versions of Pursue the Pennant. We would occasionally combine all three sets of players and have giant drafts of all the guys. Every time the first pitcher picked was Pascual Perez 1988. The second pitcher picked was always Pascual Perez 1987. He didn't pitch much those two years, but he was incredibly effective.
Also, the between-the-legs pickoff move was always entertaining.
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