Classic card of the week
John Canderlaria, 1991 Topps
John Candelaria was so stoned during this picture, that he showed up to the park on this particular day ready to pitch, except it was Christmas Eve, a traditional “off day” for Major League Baseball. And he wasn’t even on the Blue Jays. Luckily, a cameraman happened to be there to catch the moment. After the picture was shot, Candelaria asked the cameraman if he had any Skittles, and when the cameraman said no, Candelaria responded by saying, “I’m just gonna crash here.” Two weeks later, a Blue Jays executive spotted “the Candy Man” taking bong hits in the visitor’s bullpen. It was then the executive told Candelaria that he had been traded “back to his house,” at which point an excited Candelaria finally left the Skydome. Before his baseball career blossomed, Candelaria was a child actor, starring most famously as “the friend who got that girl pregnant” in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.” He would later go on to star in “That 70’s Show,” and MTV’s “Yo’ Momma.” In fact, while with the Yankees, Candelaria once told Mel Hall that his momma was so fat, that when she came home from work at five o’clock, her ass didn’t get home until 5:30. Then Mel Hall beat the living crap out of him.
Did you know?
As a member of the baseball player’s association, John Candelaria once suggested “casual Fridays” for mascots.