Wednesday, March 28, 2012

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Newest Yankee, Jack Cust!

1. His last name rhymes with "bust," "lust," "mussed," and "rust," making Jack fodder for great poetry. It's also a homonym. ("Cussed.")

2. Jack was born in Flemington, New Jersey, birthplace of Danny Federici! (BRUUUUUUUUCE!)

3. Jack was a star player in high school!

4. Jack was once traded for future Yankee failed lefty Mike Meyers!

5. Playing for the Orioles in 2003, Jack was on the verge of scoring the tying run with two outs in the 12th, when he stumbled on third base, out-manuevered the Yankee defense in an incredible rundown, sprinted for home with nobody covering the plate, then fell a second time and was tagged out by Aaron Boone!

6. In 2004, Jack had one measily at bat in the majors. He struck out!

7. Jack is known for comedic plays in the outfield!

8. In 2007, Jack was named in the Mitchell Report as a user of performance enhancing drugs. He says they made a mistake!

9. Jack is 6'1" and weighs 245 pounds!

10, Jack is viewed as insurance in case Raul Ibanez doesn't hit!

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