Sax, Monday and the Chicken:
Here is my story that aired yesterday on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
Steve Sax was an outstanding player. He was a breath of fresh air as he played the game with so much enthusiasm. However, he was not taking a proper lead off of third base. Every time the pitcher would throw the ball he was standing still instead of taking the proper lead. So I told Rick Monday that I want him to talk to Sax and explain to him that he has to be moving forward when the ball is thrown.
Rick sat next to him on the bench and talked to him. But then Rick came over to me.
“Don’t ever ask me to talk to him about anything ever again,” said Monday.
“I’m trying to tell him how to take the walking lead off third base and when I finished I asked him if he had any questions,” said Monday.
And Sax said, “Yeah, is the chicken going to be here tonight?”