Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July 16, 1990: The Psycho Drops His Pants

   On July 16, 1990, one of the funnier moments from the diamond took place at Tigers Stadium in Detroit, when Chicago White Sox utility man Steve "Psycho" Lyons dropped his pants during the fifth inning of a contest against the Tigers. It was a bang bang play, and when the Tigers hurler Dan Petry began to argue with the ump that he was out Lyons decided to free himself of the dirt that made its way into his pants. As soon as he realized what he had done it was too late, as the crowd laughed and cheered. He said later that the ladies in the audience waved money at him as he ran back to the dugout. It was classic.

     The moment overshadowed what was a great game between the two clubs. When the incident happened the Tigers held a 4-1 advantage, but watched it disappear in the seventh when second baseman Scott Fletcher belted a three-run shot. The game tying home run simply set the table for longtime Tiger, Alan Trammell to win it with a two out walk off bomb that sailed past the left field fence. While the game will forever be remembered for Lyons pulling his pants down, the walk off shot should be remembered as well.  

Here is a top 10 wardrobe malfunction list. Lyons is ranked fifth on this one: I found it to be the best quality video of the incident. 

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