Plays baseball for Wesleyan College (Division III school)
Why he might be annoying
As a 12 year old NY Yankee fan, he reached over the right field wall in game 1 of 1996 ALCS playoffs, interfering with Tony Tarasco's chance to catch Derek Jeter's hit ball (October 9, 1996).
He did not catch the ball. Instead, it hit off his glove and rolled into the stands.
At one time, he was the most hated person in Baltimore.
His name is usually brought up every year during the Yankees playoff games.
He became an instance celebrity after that controversial catch. He appeared on a few talk shows and NBC interviewed him during the game.
He is responsible for Umpire Rich Garcia's horrible ruling to credit the Yankees with a home run.
The famous controversial home run was given up by Armando Benitez, who later pitched for the Yankees (July 2003).
He cut school to attend the 1996 playoff game.
He dropped the caught ball in the stands. Another New York fan retrieved the baseball and refused to give it to him. The fan eventually sold the baseball for a few thousand dollars.
When Tony Tarasco played for the Yankees, the bleacher creatures called out 'Jeffrey! Jeffrey!' instead of Tony Tarasco.
He should have been thrown out of Yankee stadium for interfering with the play.
Ken Rosenthal's Baltimore Sun article 'Hey, New York, we can play by 'Bronx Rules' too' condemned the Bronx for the actions of Maier, although Maier was not from the Bronx.
Why he might not be annoying
He was a camp counselor at baseball fever, located in Demarest, NJ.
He got a chance to meet Tony Tarasco at a baseball camp he worked at.
NY Yankee fans love him.
He got a key to New York City in 1996.
In 1996, he made the front page of the 'New York Times,' 'New York Post' and 'Washington Post.'
He and his father called Tony Tarasco to apologize.
Credit: My Niece Alyse
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 90.91% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 110 Votes: 64.55% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 104 Votes: 80.77% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 59 Votes: 67.80% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 1167 Votes: 75.66% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 22 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 86 Votes: 63.95% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 165 Votes: 75.15% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 387 Votes: 69.51% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 617 Votes: 70.18% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 834 Votes: 69.54% Annoying
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