The Reds take on the Netherlands’ World Baseball Classic squad at 6 p.m. The star of the Dutch team? None other than one-time sausage-beater Randall Simon.
Simon was arrested, charged, and fined $432 for disorderly conduct. He was later suspended by Major League Baseball.
Does Randall Simon like that the 2003 incident comes up whenever his name is mentioned? Probably not. It is what it is. At least it made some people forget that he was the subject of Braves teammate John Rocker’s infamous “fat monkey” comment in a January 2000 interview with Sports Illustrated.
Simon played for the independent Newark Bears of the Atlantic League in 2008.