Earning almost $45 million playing in professional sports is nice, but it won't help you score a foul ball.
At least not if you're former NBA center Matt Geiger, who pulled a move reminiscent of Steve Bartman during Sunday's Rays game. Geiger, sitting down the first base line, literally used his height advantage to block Tampa Bay first baseman Carlos Pena from catching a foul pop-up in the eighth inning.
Twins outfielder Josh Willingham was the benefactor as the foul ball dropped to the ground, leading to some loud boos for the former center as he was escorted up the seats to speak with ushers.
Geiger played parts of 10 seasons for the Heat, Hornets and Sixers during the 1990s.
Out of basketball since 2001, he's probably best known on sports blogs for his real estate dealings. Geiger unloaded his 28,000-square-foot estate, which included a shark tank and 330,000-gallon swimming pool with a sweet rock-diving cliff for $8 million last year.Full Story >>