If you were to sit back and try to rattle off a list of the most intimidating athletes of all-time, I suspect that names like Lawrence Taylor, Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali and maybe Randy Johnson would all come to mind.
Either way, it's a good bet that most, if not all, of the people you would think of would be quite big in stature. Manny Pacquiao stands at just 5'6" and he's the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
That was back in 1986, when Batista was sent off 56 seconds into Uruguay's match against Scotland for a "reckless challenge" on Gordon Strachan.
As one website put it, Batista's challenge "threatened to reduce Gordon Strachan to his constituent parts."I don't know what that means, but it sounds hilarious. Much like football, hockey is not a sport for small men.
I can't remember who it was, but I definitely recall an opposing defender describing Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew as a "little ball of muscle."Considering the fact that Jones-Drew's 5'7" frame tips the scales at nearly 210 pounds, I'd say that's an apt description.
If a batter did something in the box that annoyed Pedro, that dude was getting drilled.
And he had no qualms whatsoever about grabbing elderly men by the head and flinging them to the ground.
At just 5'11," Pedro pretty much set the bar for short pitchers.
And when he was in his prime, nobody was as unhittable as Pedro was.