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Baseball coach and inspiration for Doctor Who’s Slitheen, Don Zimmer, died at the spry age of 83.

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Zimmer (right) was the inspiration for a Doctor Who alien (left).

Zimmer (The Zim-man to douchebags who tried to ingratiate themselves by giving him a nickname) was in baseball for over 60 years, right up to his death.  He got married on the field.  When he was on dialysis, he still showed up at Tropicana Field (named after team founder, Joe Tropicana) to advise the Rays.  This guy lived, ate, drank, breathed, peed, pooped and ejaculated baseball.

Back in ‘53 he was hit in the head by a pitch and was knocked out cold for two weeks.  Two weeks!  Yeah, they started using helmets after that.  (Phil Rizzuto was the first to use a batting helmet, which he purchased using a loan from the Money Store.)

Zimmer shot Trayvon Martin and got away with it because this is an unfair, racist world we live in-  Hold on, let me double-check that… Googling… Zimmer… Trayvon… Oh… that would be George Zimmerman… that bastard is still at large?  Man, this is an unfair, racist world we live in.

Zimmer hit his high with the world-champion Brooklyn Dodgers and he hit his low as one of the original New York Mets… can’t slip much lower than that.  That’s like, Nixon resigning low.

In 2005, Zimmerman’s jowly visage was co-opted for the Slitheen by the BBC for their re-boot of the classic Doctor Who series.  The show is little more than an Abbot and Costello rip-off where two guys sit around and argue about misunderstanding a doctor’s name.

This hit goes to: well, duh, Tailgating with Jesus!  The Beaner hits triple-digits with this hit!  But he’s still 90 points behind Jami.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 100 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20, Don Zimmer – 20)

Starving Writer: – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)

Gianna: 80 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0)

SPMI: 70 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10, Dave “Sick-motehrfucker” Herman – 30)

“Imaginary” Steve: 70 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20, Marco (Polo!) Cé – 20)

Joanne: 70 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20)

Babysitter: 60 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10, Ann B. Davis! – 20)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House): – 60 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 10, Gary Becker – 20)

Team Sushi: – 50 (Bob Hoskins – 30, Maya Angelou – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 50 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 40 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10, Dick Ayers – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 20 (Jeremiah Denton – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

Dick in Town: 10 (Hiroo Onoda – 10)

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