Rick Mahler, 1989 Upper Deck

Name: Rick Mahler
Team: Atlanta Braves
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: 24 ounces of hatred
Key 1988 stat: 619 scowls
Bah, humbug: Rick Mahler didn't like anything. He didn't like shaving, he didn't like getting his hair cut and he hated puppies. He despised good-looking mustaches. From this photo, it appears Mahler didn't like sitting, dugouts or having his picture taken. And, judging from career records, he didn't care for winning or striking out batters very much, either. In fact, according to family members, the only thing Mahler did like was delicious mayonnaise. Before taking the mound, he would tuck a wad of mayo in his mouth like chew and proceed to foam at the mouth while pitching. Everyone agreed Rick Mahler was disgusting.

Card contributed by Greg Schindler


1 comment:

  1. I think he just caught a whiff of Ken Oberkfelt; I'd wince, too.