St. Louis Cardinal Scott Spiezio — a former member of the Anaheim Angels and best best remembered for his 2002 game six home-run off San Francisco’s Felix Rodriguez — has once again found himself in trouble. Spezio apparently sped off in his BMW last December after a bout of vodka swilling at a Newport Beach bar. After cutting across traffic and crashing into a fence, Spiezio fled the scene on foot, eventually arriving at a friends apartment. Once there, Spiezio proceeded to vomit and attack his friend, leading to charges of aggravated assault. Today, upon hearing news of a warrant out for Spiezio’s arrest, the Cardinals promptly cut him. After missing considerable time due to substance abuse last season the decision was made with little outward remorse.
I for one say good riddance. Spiezio has always been a tool anyway. From his lame ass “metal” band Sand Frog, to his high-school looking dyed red flavor savor, I for one would not miss his presence at the big league level. I even met Spiezio once when I was a kid attending a spring training BBQ in 1997. Like a bunch of 12 year olds, we lined up for his autograph, being that he was one of a handful of ball players to attend the gathering. We didn’t even care that he stunk. When it was my turn for a signature, he looked at my basketball jersey and baggy shorts, and in a snide voice told me, “Pull your pants up.” Like I said, he’s a really cool guy.