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Mascots beware: Randall Simon is still around

Jan 28, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

Randall Simon played eight seasons in the majors, batting .283 with a decent .742 OPS as a part-time first baseman for six different teams, but he’s most famous for two things:
1) Braves teammate called him a “fat monkey” in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
2) During the mascot “Sausage Race” in Milwaukee he leaned out of the dugout and swung his bat at a female college student who was wearing the Italian sausage costume, knocking her to the ground and earning a fine for disorderly conduct.
Simon hasn’t played in the majors since 2006, but is still trying to grind out a baseball career and has signed with the Rockford RiverHawks of the independent Northern League. Upon acquiring the 34-year-old Simon they issued a statement saying: “He gives us some sort of identity of who we are and what we are about.”
In other words, spiced meats in and around the Rockford area may want to avoid RiverHawks games.

  1. chris - Jan 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    I think you mean people in and around the Rockford area may want to avoid RiverHawk games. The Redhawks are based in Fargo.

  2. MottoMotto - Jan 29, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    I don’t know about that league, but this guy used to play in tijuana potros mexican league and he still have a lot to give, he enjoys baseball and that’s the most inportant thing for us baseball fans..
    Mister Simon good luck, we miss you here in Baja!!!
    Saludos from Tijuana Mexico !!!!

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