Bio: Rube Furrow
Rube Furrow, the beloved Commissioner of the Santa Lechuga
Power League, is best known for his numerous involuntary body
twitches. Originally believed to be stress-related, medical experts
now theorize that Furrow's relentless and constant muscle and
skin spasms are evolutionary remnants of ancient, prehistoric
man who, burdened with basic survival in the wilderness, developed
the twitches to ward off insect infestations. An ESPN reporter
once said that Furrow "has more shakes than Rosanne Arnold
competing in a monster truck race."
Furrow is also the mayor of Santa Lechuga, California, the
sleepy (some say dead) minor league baseball town near Salinas.
As mayor, Furrow made national news when he attempted to secure
federal funding for a rapid transit system in his town, even
though it only takes about three-and-a-half minutes to walk the
entire perimeter of Santa Lechuga. Other proposals by Mayor Furrow
that have been ridiculed include his proposal to build skyscraper
in the town square, his proposal to replace the downtown buildings
and businesses (literally) with one big Wal-Mart, and his proposal
to refurbish the decades-closed Hotel Studebaker.
But it's Furrow's bodily twitches that have endeared him to
the media. Nicknamed "Horse Tail," Furrow gets more
than his share of national media attention for a small town mayor
and minor league baseball commissioner. Much of this attention
can be attributed to long-standing bets by television cameraman
about who can capture the most twitching body parts at a single
news conference. One video that's been floating around the Internet
appears to show Furrow's gums twitching, though some dispute
the claim by saying that it was just his loose teeth clattering
Rube is unmarried. He lives with his mother, Ruby, on Arugula
Lane in Santa Lechuga.