Friday Night Fukudome: Dave Otto vs. Dan Plesac 5

One guy provides studio commentary for the Cubs on Comcast Sports Net. The other used to do the same job for Fox Sports Net. Both are veteran southpaws who spent part of their playing career with the Cubs.


Tale of the Tape

Dan Plesac


  1. Local guy (Indiana)
  2. Pitched for the Cubs
  3. Had a thoroughbred named after him


  1. Is a “soft talker”
  2. Was acquired along with 4 other players in Larry Himes’ harebrained rationalization that quantity was more important than quality in replacing reigning CY Young Award winner Greg Maddux
  3. Pitched for the nineteen ninety-four Cubs
  4. His goddamn right eyebrow
  5. B126 Ranking: 120

Dave Otto


  1. Local guy (Elk Grove Village)
  2. Pitched for the Cubs.
  3. Was Cubs color commentator for all Fox Sports games in 2001, 2002


  1. When substituting for Ron Santo in WGN broadcasts, “grunts” when a big play happens
  2. Only stuck around for one beer at the 2008 meeting of the Hank White Fan Club
  3. Pitched for the nineteen ninety-four Cubs
  4. Excessively uses the word “fosh”
  5. B126 Ranking: 23 (as one of the Unnamed Pitchers of the 90s)

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  • St_Lousy_Sucks

    WTF is up with the new format?

  • Acapulco Taco Pie

    liking plesac for me is is smilar to liking midget porn i can’t really explain it other than to say i do and that is that. as a matter of fact i would rather not explain it or for that matter can i take it all back? ahh hell plesac, midget porn its all good!

  • JayBandit

    Dave Otto is great…and he went to my high school! Haha

    • http://www.hirejimessian Mike D.

      Dave Otto is great…and he went to my high school! Haha

      You and me both, JayBandit. You and me both.

      Go Grens.

  • Technical Bounce

    Plesac pleases me. I dig the right eyebrow and 6’5″ of a real man who knows the game.