October 17, 2007
Gator Out, Eiland In?
George King thinks that it's possible.
Here's a means-nothing-in-the-big-picture reason to like Eiland, from an S.I. feature on him published last October:
During a career filled with lowlights, Eiland's one bonafide highlight was the '99 game in which he outpitched Pedro Martinez, a unanimous Cy Young Award winner that season. At the time, Eiland had lost six straight major league decisions. His wife, Sandra, keeps a tape of the 3-2 victory in their home outside Tampa. "I'm saving it for our two daughters, Nicole and Natalie," Eiland says. "It's something I hope will mean a lot to them in five or 10 or 20 years. They can look at it and say, 'You know, maybe Dad wasn't that bad.'"
Posted by Steve Lombardi at October 17, 2007 08:35 AM