Skip to content

Quote of the Day II: Miguel Batista is Miss Iowa

Jul 28, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

Miguel Batista, on Nationals fans booing him last night when he was announced as the last-minute fill-in for an injured Stephen Strasburg:

Imagine if you go to see Miss Universe, then you end up having Miss Iowa, you might get those kind of boos. But it’s okay. … I just tried to give the people what they came to see. They came to see a 20-year-old and ended up having [someone] almost 40. They were expecting 10 strikeouts on the bump, but I’m too old for 10. I tried to give them the best I could, stay in the game, make the guys swing the bat because I knew I was limited on my pitches.

Miss Iowa ended up tossing five shutout innings to get his first win of the season.
Of course, as Earl Bloom of the Orange County Register points out, making a comparison to Miss Iowa into a negative loses a little something once you see what she actually looks like.

  1. geoknows - Jul 28, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    And now all the PC people out there are going to demand that Miguel Batista apologize to the women of Iowa.

  2. okobojicat - Jul 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    when I was in high school, a buddy of mine’s older sister was Miss Iowa. She was a wowza.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Pujols deal still worth it to Angels?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. I. Davis (4070)
  2. K. Farnsworth (2738)
  3. M. Harrison (2706)
  4. M. Minor (2664)
  5. D. Robertson (2646)
  1. M. Perez (2495)
  2. I. Nova (2452)
  3. C. Gomez (2411)
  4. M. Cuddyer (2406)
  5. O. Taveras (2377)