Lee Smith, 1991 Upper Deck

Name: Lee Smith
Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Position: Closer
Value of card: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Key 1990 stat: 216 batters yelled at
Here's yelling at you: Anger drives some men to commit heinous acts; it drives others to greatness. For Lee Smith, anger was a driving force behind a stellar career and the catalyst for conflicts with opponents. With a game on the line, anger would course through Smith's body, pushing him closer and closer to a breaking point. Then, when he would deliver a fastball to the plate, he would scream at the batter some of the most inappropriate things about mothers ever heard on a baseball field. To Greg Luzinski, Smith yelled, "Your mother is the best lumberjack in the family!" To Ruben Sierra, Smith screamed, "I summitted the Sierra madre!" To Dave Parker, Smith shouted, "Your mother blows more than bubbles!" To Frank Thomas, Smith called out, "Your mother would be in heaven with a bat that size!" After all these crude insults, the batters struck out, always prompting Smith to yell, "That's what I didn't do with your mother!"


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