I can’t believe it !! I just can’t friggin believe it !! When I went to bed last night the Twinkies were winning 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth, and when i just woke up I checked the score and saw the Skanks won the game 4-3 in eleven innings !!!- Somebody please kill me !! – Okay with that said here comes the infamy !!!
Birthday greetings go out to former pitcher for the ’64 team – Grover Powell (1940)
One of the many scrubs that tried to fill in for Jose Reyes -Ramon ” hands of concrete” Martinez is 37 (1972)
Our highest rated prospect – Fernando ” F-Mart” Martinez is 21 (1988) . It is now put up or shutup time for the kid now he has to prove he can play with the big boys.
Today marks the 48th anniverserary of the 1961 expansion draft so here is the list of the loveable losers we selected that day.
pitcher Sherman Jones from the Cincinnati Reds
pitcher Ray Daviault from the San Francisco Giants
catcher Clarence “Choo Choo ” Coleman from the Philadelphia Phillies
outfielder Joe Christopher from the Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher Ed Bouchee from the Chicago Cubs
Legendary outfielder Gus Bell from the Cincinnati Reds
Pitcher Craig Anderson from the St. Louis Cardinals
Sammy Drake from the Chicago Cubs .
Second baseman Felix ” The Cat” Mantilla from the Milwaukee Braves .
Infielder Elio Chacon from the Cincinnati Reds .
Pitcher Jay Hook from the Cincinnati Reds on October 10, 1961.
Catcher Chris Cannizzaro from the St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher Roger Craig from the Los Angeles Dodgers
Legendary outfielder Jim Hickman from the St. Louis Cardinals .
Pitcher Al Jackson from the Pittsburgh Pirates .
Hobie Landrith from the San Francisco Giants.
Third baseman and original Brooklyn Dodger – Don ” Popeye” Zimmer from the Chicago Cubs .
John DeMerit from the Milwaukee Braves .
Pitcher Jack Fisher from the San Francisco Giants .
New York Mets released reliever Takashi Kashiwada .
Well All I can say is I have to stop listening to the Ken Rosenthal on the WFAN – cuz he is such a pessimist when it comes tot he Mets !! He claims we aren’t in the running for either Lackey Bay or Holliday which just makes me wanna pop a Prozac !!