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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Pickoff Moves

Today's Birthdays

Eddie Fisher CAL b. 1936, played 1969-1972, All-Star: 1965. He learned the knuckleball from Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm and rode it to an All-Star appearance. As is typical of butterfly pitchers, he led AL pitchers in relief appearances that year; the floater just doesn't tax your arm.

John Purdin LAN b. 1942, played 1964-1965, 1968-1969

Don Ross BRO b. 1914, played 1940, d. 1996-04-04

Norm Sherry LAN b. 1931, played 1959-1962

Tommy Tatum BRO b. 1919, played 1941, 1947, d. 1989-11-07

New Minor League Splits Database

Thanks to Marc Normandin for pointing out Jeff Sackmann's new minor league splits database. I'll change the sidebar links presently.

Roster Notes

Anyone watching ESPN, NYM & CHC? Joe Morgan is so opinionated, that it doesnt take long to find something you disagree with him about... There's a website about that, firejoemorgan.com or something like that, but I tune in to hear him go off on tangents, and to miscall plays...
Yeah, I've got the game on in the other room. Funny, no?
I do think Joe is much better than Tim McCarver. At least Joe can put together an intelligent sentence, unlike Mr.McCarver.
For kicks, I created the Joe Morgan drinking game. During any game he works with Jon Miller, everytime he says the word "I", you have to take a drink. Try it next time your drinking beers with your buddies and watching a game on ESPN. You'll be sporting a good buzz by the 5th or 6th inning, trust me.
Fortunately for me, I can't drink anymore for medical reasons. On the other hand, my doctor still won't give me a note forbidding me to listen to Joe Morgan.

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