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Livan Hernandez Once Played Some Mean Pranks On Jeff Motuzas


I'm not even sure what to make of this Wall Street Journal story about Diamondbacks bullpen coach Jeff Moutzas, who apparently is willing to eat pretty much anything. Moutzas has apparently supplemented his limited income by eating pretty much anything for money, including the following:

He has snorted wasabi and eaten horseradish by the bowlful. He has devoured a dozen donuts and guzzled 13 bottles of water. And this is the PG-rated version. "Tooz will eat anything except poop, urine and vomit," Diamondbacks reliever Sam Demel said. "No, wait-I'm sorry. He will eat vomit."    

I guess he has to make a living, but that's still gross. But whatever, this isn't about Moutzas to us D.C. fans. No, this is about how Livan Hernandez took advantage of Price's stunts when he was a member of the Diamondbacks in 2006.

Pitcher Livan Hernandez became something of a sadistic benefactor when he arrived in Arizona in 2006. Motuzas said Hernandez once paid him $3,000 to drink a gallon of milk in 12 minutes. The two also hammered out a deal that permitted Hernandez to punch Motuzas in the groin for $50 a pop whenever he felt the urge. Motuzas would receive a $300 bonus after every 10th punch.    

So just to get this straight: Hernandez was willing to fork over $3,000 once, and likely several thousand more, just so he could torment his teammate and randomly punch him in the nuts? This is not the side of Livan I expected. 

(By the way, Livan, if you ever want to do the same thing to me, I charge $100 per punch. I hope we can work something out).

(Via Dan Steinberg).