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Quote of the Day: Miguel Batista is Vin Diesel

Jul 30, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

Miguel Batista, on what he hopes will happen tonight when he meets nemesis/new friend Katherine Connors (aka Miss Iowa) at Nationals Park:

Hopefully she says, “Oh, he was a cool. He looked like a low-budget Vin Diesel, but he was nice.”

I can kind of see the resemblance. And if Batista turns this whole thing into a date, he should go into the Hall of Fame. Not for baseball. Just for life.

  1. MdEagle - Jul 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Is this guy the Latin John Kruk? Baseball sure does employ some characters.

  2. CJ - Jul 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    That was his plan all along. He knew exactly what he was doing when he name dropped Miss Iowa.

  3. Old Gator - Jul 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    If he turns this into a date, he becomes the next faux talk show host on the ExtenZe infomercials.

  4. Detroit Michael - Jul 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    Miguel Batista is indeed a character, but not like John Kruk. He is very well read and literate. I don’t know of any other players nicknamed “Renaissance Man.” Dan Quisenberry wrote a book of poetry, but not many others I can think of have done that either.
    It’d be terrific if he gets a date of this. I’m rooting for him!

  5. BC - Jul 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    I doubt the guy even knows where Iowa IS.

  6. Jonny5 - Jul 30, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    10 bucks bucks says he lands a date.

  7. Fernando - Jul 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    BC – He better know where Iowa is since he played for the Des Moines team.

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