Tuesday, November 27, 2018
556th Place - Tom Nieto
I once wrote a rap inspired by Tom Nieto.
This is a true story.
You may or may not be aware of another blog I operate that details a reenactment of the 1984 baseball season using the old tabletop game Statis Pro Baseball. After I play a couple of games I post a quick recap of the exciting aspects of the matches.
Anyway, as it so happens, Tom Nieto was the "player of the game" one time, and his last name reminded me of a line from Young M.C.'s "Bust a Move." Hence, I wrote the recap around that particular verse. You can embarrass me by reading it here.
Nieto came to the Twins with Jeff Reardon in 1987, the same year the Twinkies won it all. From my research, though, it doesn't look like Nieto was on the World Series roster. I think Sal Butera was backing up Tim Laudner at that point. Nieto bounced between the minors and the majors through the 1990 season, and has had managing stints throughout the minors since then, though I couldn't find anything after 2013.