The Three Idiots would like to wish former (and possibly future) Met manager Bobby Valentine a happy anniversary. It was on this date in 1999 that Bobby got tossed from a game against the Toronto Blue Jays and then reappeared in the dugout wearing the classic disguise above. The move earned him a 2 game suspension and a $5,000 fine, but in our opinion, it was well worth it. Dave Anderson's NY Times story on the incident, described the fine as such:
"In reality, Valentine was suspended and fined for brazen stupidity -- appearing briefly on the steps below the dugout in a disguise: mustache, sunglasses, a black cap and a black Mets T-shirt, after having been ejected in the 12th inning."
Well God bless brazen stupidity, because if that didn't exist, we wouldn't have anything to write about. Bobby V has been on a hot streak lately, last week he earned his 1,500th win - but nothing will beat his greatest accomplishment - the fake mustache and sun glasses, well done Bobby.
We'd like to thank reader and mental patient Mets fan Res Ipsa for the tip.