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Of course you want to see a picture of Mickey Mantle farting

Feb 24, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

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Save it. I stopped being classy many, many years ago. I know what I am.

And everyone knows who Mickey Mantle was. A guy who, among his many other qualities, was not above crude humor. Such as when, in 1961, he very clearly lifted his leg to pass gass and make everyone laugh as Tony Kubek tried to take his picture in spring training.

The photo and the story behind it can be seen over at Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard.

This concludes the News You Can Use portion of our day.

(thanks, I think, to Old Gator for the heads up)

  1. nymets4ever - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    This is repulsive and utterly stupid. Worst and most useless post in the history of HardballTalk.

    • themanytoolsofignorance - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM

      So you are right at home, then

    • Old Gator - Feb 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Yes, and you rose like a trout for your whiff of flatus.

  2. halladaysbiceps - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    In addition to being the greatest switch hitter that ever lived, the Mick could fart from both sides of his cheeks better than anyone.

  3. thedoubleentandres - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    While we’re being very low brow I’d like to share this question I read a while back on the deadspin funbag
    Given the sheer amount of sport on tv, how many times in the last 50 years or so do you think an announcer has sharted on live tv.

  4. blingslade - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    George Brett is laughing his ass off about now.

  5. yahmule - Feb 24, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    That’s nothing. I have a picture of the Mick lighting one on fire with a Zippo. Its a treasured family heirloom.

  6. shutdownespn - Feb 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    This is even better, I’d say:

    • Old Gator - Feb 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      De Casibus Virorum Illustrium.


  7. planck16 - Feb 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    One of the greatest farts of all time, my dad always talked about it and Billy Crystal wrote about it.

  8. Professor Fate - Feb 24, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    “…lifted his leg to pass gass.” Mantle was so good that his emissions get the same number of esses as class. Classy ass gass.

  9. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    actually what I think happened there was Mick was asked a question about a baseball team possibly coming to Canada and that was his response. Well said Mick!!

    • Old Gator - Feb 25, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      More likely, he was asked what he thought of your comments. Since he had to fart anyway, that’s how he replied. Great athletes believe in conservation of effort.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Feb 25, 2014 at 8:52 AM

        or maybe he was asked what he thought about the women you were dating at the time, if that was the case it was a great reply! Way to go Mick!

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