The Athletic Reporter
September 12, 2005 Sports News the Way You Want It. Completely Made Up. Issue 127
Jesse Orosco Recalls '86 World Series, D-Day
Originally posted 8/25/2003

Choice moments in Orosco's life
by Tom Gemelke, Athletic Reporter staff writer

NEW YORK - Yankees reliever Jesse Orosco today spent time with reporters reflecting on two 20th Century events in which he played a central role: the New York Mets 7-game win over the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 World Series and the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.

"Yeah, I've pretty much been getting laid my entire adult life," said Orosco. "I mean, who else can boast of recording the last out of the World Series and turning the tide of World War II. Chicks dig a war hero with a good breaking ball."

When asked to compare the two events, Orosco was quick to answer. "Precipitating the fall of Nazism was all cool and stuff. But striking out that last Red Sox batter, knowing full well that it would trigger even more torture for Sox fans accustommed to postseason futility, was just awesome."

Reporters also questioned Orosco about his active role in Reconstruction, but the reliever declined comment, citing the need to go "clubbing" with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

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