Sunday, June 22, 2003

Morganna vs. William Ligue Jr.


Tale O' The Tape

By Ryan Ernst
The Cincinnati Enquirer

One rushed the field for nearly three decades to spread kisses. The other rushed the field for about three minutes to spread knuckle sandwiches. Fan interference has come a long way from Morganna's fun-loving antics to Ligue and his son pummeling Kansas City first-base coach Tom Gamboa last year at Comiskey Park.

Who gets top billing? Let's go to the tape.

STATS

60-23-39 (in inches).

Edge

M

1-60 (in months).

IN-SEAT BEHAVIOR

Accepts a $5 bet to run onto the field and kiss Pete Rose.

Edge

WL

In a "hey y'all, watch this" moment, calls his sister and tells her to watch the news.

POSTGAME ROUTINE

Spend a few hours in jail, pay $100 fine.

Edge

M

Spend three months in jail, can't afford bail.

QUOTE ABOUT

"I thought someone stole the ball bag." - basketball coach Frank Layden.

Edge

M

"He embarrassed himself and the city of Chicago. This is a disgrace to sports fans." - Assistant State's Attorney Colleen Daly.

QUOTE BY

"My career started with a bet, and Pete's ended with one."

Edge

WL

"He flicked us off. He got what he deserved!"

NICKNAME

Kissing Bandit

Edge

M

Drunken Loser

FASHION STATEMENT

Tight T-shirt, hot pants.

Edge

WL

No shirt, tattoos. Lots of tattoos.

OFFSPRING

Was pregnant at 13, then ran away from home.

Edge

Push

Led his 15-year-old son out onto a baseball field to beat up an innocent first-base coach.

SURREAL FACT

Signed her autograph "breast wishes."

Edge

WL

Called a press conference at this year's U.S. Open ... on Father's Day.

DEFENSE

Had her lawyer argue that "gravity" made it difficult for his top-heavy client to stay off the field.

Edge

M

First pled innocent, then pled guilty.

DAY JOB

Ummm, exotic entertainer.

Edge

WL

Cleaning hospitality tents at golf tournaments.

Winner: It's a push (5-5-1). When people disrupt the arena of sports with stupid antics, no one wins ... except for the rest of us.




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ENQUIRER PAGE TWO
They're no angels in the outfield
Morganna vs. William Ligue Jr.
Page Two power rankings

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