Because nothing says “World Series” like John Kruk’s gut!
It’s World Series time, so might as well put up an old baseball card ad to go along with the recent goofy Mike Piazza and crappy (literally) George Brett posts. And it’s quite the duo that Score chose to embody their prestige Select brand in 1992, partly in retrospect: You have John Kruk, one of the most famously husky ballplayers ever, who once famously said to a woman skeptical of his prowess “I ain’t an athlete, lady, I’m a baseball player.” And you have Chuck Knoblauch, whose All-Star career at second base was derailed when he developed a case of the dreaded “yips” and couldn’t make the short throw to first base.
So a guy with a 46 inch waist and a victim of Steve Sax Syndrome — though in fairness to Kruk, he was quite good and has always been an affable guy, and is now a solid commentator for ESPN. Plus he had enough sense of humor to take his life almost being terminated by a Randy Johnson fastball in stride. (Knoblauch isn’t so gentlemanly, apparently. Probably not much in the humor department either.) Score Select: Only the Best! (Suddenly Score was too good for Don Mattingly? Harrumph! Harrumph, I say!)