LA Dodger Lindsay and jail dodger Lohan share a common name and love for living on the wild side

Melbourne Ace and LA Dodger pitcher Shane Lindsay

Whether it is Melbourne Ace pitcher turned LA Dodger Shane Lindsay getting into an off-field altercation or actress gone too far Lindsay Lohan “borrowing”, both Lindsays are wild and crazy in different ways. While the Australian Lindsay has often been compared to the rookie wild pitcher “Nuke” LaLoosh character in Bull Durham for his lack of control, the American Lindsay’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired Playboy spread has further financed her footloose and fancy free Hollywood party lifestyle of excess.

LA True Blue actress Lindsay Lohan welcomes the prospect of sharing the spotlight with Aussie Shane Lindsay.

While outside a California restaurant in late May of 2008, the six-foot-one Aussie pitcher Shane Lindsay and a member of his Colorado Rockies minor league affiliate Modesto Nuts host family were attacked. The end result was a trip to the local hospital, where eight screws and a metal plate were surgically implanted in his left hand. Lindsay reflected, “It made me take charge of my life and say, ‘How am I going to keep this from happening again?’ I started to think about where I go and the company I keep.” Nearly four years have passed and the 27-year-old Melbourne native has a rare opportunity to keep the peace in California at Chavez Ravine as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen. Lindsay will need to impress coaches at Dodgers Spring Training when pitchers and catchers report next month at Arizona’s Camelback Ranch before being granted entry to join the game’s elite in 2012, even though he made his MLB pitching debut late last season with the Chicago White Sox.

Dodger Stadum, Los Angeles historic landmark and future home for pitcher Shane Lindsay

With a fastball rivaling that of MLB's best pitchers, Shane Lindsay made his Major League Baseball debut on September 2, 2011 with the White Sox.

Originally signed by the Colorado Rockies as a non-drafted free agent in August 2003 as an 18-year-old Australian club and national team prospect, Shane Lindsay previously played in the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees minor league organizations before launching his Major League Baseball career with Ozzie Guillen’s Chicago White Sox in 2011. He is known as an aggressive reliever with an electric fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s and a wild delivery.

Shane Lindsay is ready to rock and roll Los Angeles.


Throwing with extreme intensity, no pitch delivery is ever the same. Shane Lindsay has a sharp curveball that freezes hitters and results in less than desirable at bats. Not afraid to throw his fastball inside, Lindsay lives on the edge and provides high drama every outing on the mound. Seemingly scripted for the entertainment capital of the world, the timing is perfect for Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Shane Lindsay to steal the show.

3 Comments

Roberto – excellent article on Shane. We know him personally quite well and you have captured the true essence of the man. This is one of your best and we will post on our site in the next few days as well. Good to see you highlighting some of the Aussies.

ABD

Shane is a great guy, and I hosted him in Hawaii for the HWBL with the Waikiki Beach Boys. I always wondered why no one ever really took him under their wing to get him under control on and off the field. He has a great heart and a tremendous desire for the game.

Normally I don’t read blogs; however, I wish to say that this write-up pressured me to take a look at and do so! Your writing taste has amazed me. Thanks…quite a nice post.

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