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(Detroit Free Press)   Former World Series-winning Detroit Tiger pitcher now serves Slurpees at your local 7-ll, giving post-career hope to present Tiger pitchers   ( divider line
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2003-05-15 09:37:01 AM  
Gotta hate embezzling behind the 7-11 counter.
2003-05-15 09:37:19 AM  
That's better than another former World Series winning Detroit pitcher, Denny McLaine, who is serving you know what to inmates in prison.
2003-05-15 09:37:56 AM  
Will he be allowed to sell Big League Chew?
2003-05-15 09:39:53 AM  
Hey, he was condemned and is serving his sentence, it's not like he's had a tough break...

Then again, getting caught in the act is ALWAYS a tough break.
2003-05-15 09:40:36 AM  
A guy I know claims he worked in an office whose windows where cleaned by an elderly member of the 1966 World Cup winning England Soccer Team.
2003-05-15 09:40:44 AM  
I'd be more interested in meeting Glenn Miller. I thought he was dead.
2003-05-15 09:40:57 AM  
"Ah, my old Squishee machine. And my scum bucket with fly!"
2003-05-15 09:41:25 AM  
"It's an honor to meet him," said Michael Smith, 30, of Macomb County's Shelby Township as McLain mingled with customers Wednesday. "I'm still shaking. It's not every day you meet a two-time Cy Young winner. He's one of the greatest pitchers ever. I can't wait to tell my dad."

Smith then turned to McLain and said "Ten dollars on Pump #3, please."
2003-05-15 09:48:19 AM  
They better keep the survellence cameras on him.
2003-05-15 09:49:07 AM  
This guy sounds like a real dirtbag. He probably steals the Red Bull and Big League Chew and sells them under the table.
2003-05-15 09:51:35 AM  
Sad, but he is still doing better then JR Richards.
2003-05-15 09:51:49 AM  
You beat me to it Diabolik. But I was going to Smith ask for some barely legal pornography and a pack of menthol cigarettes.
2003-05-15 09:53:52 AM  
Add a have somewhere in that 2nd sentence since I forgot to. And what's up with these run on sentences, my english teacher would have a conniption.
2003-05-15 09:54:20 AM  
The man plays a pretty mean ballpark organ too. No, really.
2003-05-15 09:56:15 AM  
AgentPothead, no self-respecting pothead cares what their english teacher thinks. =]
2003-05-15 09:58:24 AM  
05-15-03 09:51:35 AM Minoridiot

Sad, but he is still doing better then JR Richards.

Whatever happened to that mental case?
2003-05-15 09:59:43 AM  
Maybe if the Tigers are lucky, he'll come back to play for them after 7-11 fires him.
2003-05-15 09:59:44 AM  
Never mind, I remember now....
2003-05-15 10:00:31 AM  
05-15-03 09:37:19 AM

That's better than another former World Series winning Detroit pitcher, Denny McLaine, who is serving you know what to inmates in prison.

This article is about Denny McLaine. He is out of prison, and works at 7-11.
2003-05-15 10:01:08 AM  
Savian my english teacher was pretty cool he also taught my chess class. And more then a few times, he came into work fidgety and with red eyes.
2003-05-15 10:02:52 AM  
I don't care if he is a Detroit Tiger. As long as he keeps the Vanilla Coke slurpee at a good consistency, he is OK in my book.
2003-05-15 10:03:44 AM  
He does a classic Girl From Ipanema on this CD:
Organs in Orbit
2003-05-15 10:04:06 AM  
Whew, slow news day in farkistan.
2003-05-15 10:06:38 AM  
And cleaning the wiener rollers, Darryl Strawberry.
2003-05-15 10:10:26 AM  
cumbersome but good headline.
2003-05-15 10:10:53 AM  
Darryl's in charge of the candy section.
2003-05-15 10:11:02 AM  
On that note I sure with the Giants would get out of thier Tiger-like behavior...

2003-05-15 10:12:45 AM  
I miss Leon Spinks. "I ain't got no teefus!"
2003-05-15 10:14:05 AM  
That's funny. Last time I was at 7-11, I had to serve my own Slurpee.
I got screwed.
And not in a good way.
2003-05-15 10:17:27 AM  
How demeaning is this to real 7-11 employees, to know that your job, your career, your livelihood, is something used as a part of sentencing for felons?
2003-05-15 10:18:21 AM  
McLain still has a looooong way to go if he wants to catch up to Steve Howe.
2003-05-15 10:18:32 AM  
I had to serve my own Slurpee

Are there 7-11's where the guy behind the counter fills the cup for you????/ I have never witnessed that. If true, people who like to mix and match flavors could really ruin someone's work day.
2003-05-15 10:20:10 AM  
hmm, sounds like someone didn't invest himself wisely...
2003-05-15 10:22:17 AM  

Last I knew, JR Richards was living under a bridge here in Houston. He was one of the best pitchers in his time.
2003-05-15 10:26:05 AM  
Ha ha... I may need to find which Sev he's at and go crash his party. I'll tell him Fark said Hi.
2003-05-15 10:26:20 AM  
....still doesn't beat this one: one of my favorite punk guitarists got fired from his job as a cashier at a sportscard collectable store. He's now a crossing guard.
2003-05-15 10:27:28 AM  

I thought all 7-11 employees were ex-cons...
2003-05-15 10:29:53 AM  
Minoridiot: I thought he had a stroke...

Ohm yeah, and Steve Howe, wasn't he the pitcher who tried to snort the first base line?
2003-05-15 10:33:39 AM  
How did I know this was going to be about McLain...

The problem with this jackass is that he's been into dirty schemes since the 70s, and he refuses to admit it. Hey, maybe he and Pete Rose can open up their own restaurant when McLain gets out of work-release.
2003-05-15 10:33:40 AM  
Sneech well, yeah, but it's still demeaning.
2003-05-15 10:34:36 AM  
It's even more demeaning for anyone whose 7-11 application was ever rejected.
2003-05-15 10:38:33 AM  
I'd always assumed that all Detroit Tigers were convenience store employees who played baseball on the side.
2003-05-15 10:50:24 AM  
Wow. how the mighty have fallen. I wonder if Art Schlichter is the night shift guy.
2003-05-15 10:53:10 AM  
So what we have here is a former major league baseball pitcher who's now a 7-Eleven employee, as opposed to a bunch of former 7-Eleven employees who are all now Detroit Tigers.
2003-05-15 10:53:24 AM  
Id always assumed that all Total Farkers were video store employees who played baseball video games on the side.
2003-05-15 10:59:15 AM  
[image from too old to be available] His Boss

I'm not racist, and don't act like you wernt thinking about it.
2003-05-15 11:05:27 AM  
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2003-05-15 11:40:12 AM  
"... now serves Slurpees at your local 7-ll, giving ..."

Can someone please tell me why the submitter used the letter l instead of the number 1 in the eleven?
2003-05-15 11:50:11 AM  
JR Richards is doing much better now, he's a preacher in the Houston area, and was recently elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. I met him there, and he is a really nice guy.
2003-05-15 12:06:58 PM  
-i think he was set up.

you are still number one in my book denny!

-go tigers!

next thing i'll read on fark is that mark fydrich(sic) is working at wal-mart.

not that there is anything wrong with that.
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