R.I.P. Marvin Miller, a man who helped deserving players like proto baseball-hipster Goose Gossage line their pockets with cheddar cheese.
For some reason, that State Farm commercial where Kerry Wood finds The Hawk in the ivy at Wrigley Field cracks me up every time.
But if he made this face, it would be terrifying.
On May 28, 1987, Mike Young hit a pair of home runs in extra innings (10, 12) in the O’s 8-7 victory the California Angels.
He became the fifth player in history to do so.
In other words, Happy Memorial Day.
Last night, Jered Weaver fired a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the United States of America located on Planet Earth.
Prior to Ervin Santana’s no-no last year, Witt was the last Angel to throw a no-hitter. It occurred on final day of the season in 1984 and it ended up being the ninth perfect game of the modern era.
Witt also combined with Mark Langston on a no-hitter in 1990.
He never starred in a crazed Sobe commercial like Weaver has though, http://www.flixya.com/video/4303828/Jered-Weaver-Pitches-for-SoBe
Do any players still wear the cap underneath the batting helmet, Lloyd Moseby-style?
I’m pretty sure Juan Pierre is the only guy I’ve seen recently who does it.
When is Moseby getting into the Level of Excellence?
Another classic Card, Willie McGee won a pair of batting titles over the course of his standout career.
Somebody just forgot to wake him up in the dugout for this photo circa 1988.
It’s OK, they were probably playing the Astros anyway.
30/30 club, cartoonish muscles, well-groomed mustache, cool armbands… What wasn’t there to love about Ron Gant?
Today is another sad day in a history loaded with them for the New York Mets, as Jose Reyes decamped for Miami to join the Marlins for speedboat full of greenbacks.
Josey was probably the best Met SS, since HoJo — who actually logged quite a few games at short despite being better known for making a living on the hot corner. He also had a less-than-memorable stint as the Metropolitans’ center fielder.
So happy trails Jose Reyes, you had solid facial hair and a lot of tats, but you never rocked a chopper. Or won a World Series ring in New York.