For good or for bad, Robert Szasz, also known as “The Happy Heckler” is at tonight’s game against the Mariners, in his old familiar seat right behind home plate.
Tonight he is heckling Michael Saunders…
If you are not familiar, Szasz was a season-ticket holder for a number of years who became quasi-famous (he even wrote a book!) for picking one opposing player each game and heckling that player very loudly each time that player was at bat.
As far as we know, the last time Szasz attended a game was in 2008. Following that season, the Heckler, who is (was?) a real estate developer, defaulted on $9 million in loans and was being sued by a bank. We have no idea what happened to that case.
To a lot of people, The Happy Heckler is annoying. But there are a lot of worse things. He only does it 4-5 times a game. And remember, it annoys the opposition more. And as long as they keep complaining, it is OK in our book.