Brady Anderson, 1989 Donruss

Name: Brady Anderson
Team: Baltimore Orioles
Position: Outfield
Value of card: One restraining order
Key 1988 stat: 1,469 heckles taken
Obsession gone wrong: In 1988, Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling were traded from Boston to the Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Mike "The Bodd" Boddicker. The trade is regarded as one of the worst in Boston history, but it was Orioles fan Jason Meyer, pictured directly behind Anderson, who was most deeply affected. Meyer, a lifelong Baltimore resident and "The Bodd's" biggest fan, took the transaction personally. Knowing he could never root for the rival Red Sox, Meyer burned his Mike Boddicker bedsheets, shredded every piece of his Mike Boddicker stationery and smashed into little bits his self-made Mike Boddicker marble statue. A heartbroken Meyer's man-love turned into loathing for Anderson and Schilling, and while the latter spent most of the 1988 season in the minors, Anderson had the spiteful Meyer in his ear for 94 games. The fan-turned-heckler could often be heard disparaging the rookie's mother, screaming that the he could "never fill 'The Bodd's' jock" and questioning whether the outfielder had male or female genitalia. Shortly after this photo was taken, Meyer ran onto the field, brandishing a Boddicker-endorsed "Bodd-B-Q" barbecue fork, but was quickly tackled by security officials. He was sentenced to eight months in prison, but died in a shank fight after telling two Yankees fans that Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry had in fact been raised by possums.

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