Forgotten Player of the Moment – CHARLIE HOUGH

CHARLIE HOUGH (by Ed Agner) I am not only a sucker for knuckleballers (Though, oddly, I trust a knuckleballer in crucial situations only a smidge more than I would, say, Jose Mesa. Call me kooky.), but I am also the world’s biggest sucker for atheletes so brutally ugly that even the 80’s-era Celtics would cringe. One of these days we’ll […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – MIKE IUZZOLINO

Mike Iuzzolino (by Bill Barnwell) A long time ago, there was a place where kids went when they had a little bit of spare change that they’d manage to dreg up from their couches or the floor of their room or, if they were lucky, from their parents. They’d round up a couple of friends and head to the local […]

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2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST PREVIEW

NL West (Listed in order of 2003 finish) ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa SAN FRANSICO GIANTS 2003 Record: 100-61 (Lost in NDLS) Key Additions: Brett Tomko, A.J. Pierzynski, Dustan Mohr, Michael Tucker Key Losses: Joe Nathan, Sidney Ponson, Rich Aurilia, Jose Cruz, Jr., Eric Young, Benito Santiago ED: Well, they still have Bonds, at least. PR: […]

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2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL PREVIEW

NL CENTRAL (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa CHICAGO CUBS 2003 Record – 88-74 (Lost in NLCS) Key Additions: Greg Maddux, LaTroy Hawkins, Kent Mercker, Derrek Lee, Michael Barrett, Ryan Dempster, Todd Walker, Paul Bako, Todd Hollandsworth, Andy Pratt Key Losses: Eric Karros, Kenny Lofton, Antonio Alfonseca, Randall Simon, Doug Glanville, […]

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2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST PREVIEW

NL EAST (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) BB: Bill Barnwell ED: Ed Agner PR: Phil Rippa ATLANTA BRAVES 2003 Record – 101-61 (Lost in ALDS) Key Additions: J.D. Drew, Eli Marrero, Gary Matthews Jr., John Thomson, Eddie Perez, Antonio Alfonseca, Armando Almanza, Russell Branyan, Chris Reitsma Key Losses: Gary Sheffield, Greg Maddux, Vinny Castilla, Javy Lopez, Shane Reynolds, Roberto […]

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2004 AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL PREVIEW

AL CENTRAL (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) EA: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa MINNESOTA TWINS 2003 Record – 89-70 (Lost in ADLS) Key Additions: Jose Offerman, Rick Helling, Henry Blanco, Joe Nathan, Carlos Silva, Nick Punto Key Losses: Eddie Guardado, LaTroy Hawkins, Kenny Rogers, Rick Reed, A.J. Pierzynski, Eric Milton, James Baldwin, Denny Hocking, Jesse Orosco, […]

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2004 AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST PREVIEW

AL WEST (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa OAKLAND ATHLETICS 2003 Record: 96-66 (Lost in ALDS) Key Additions: Arthur Rhodes, Eric Karros, Mark Kotsay, Bobby Kielty, Mark Redmond, Chris Hammond, Damian Miller Key Losses: Miguel Tejada, Keith Foulke, Jose Guillen, Ted Lilly, Terrence Long, Ramon Hernandez, John Halama, Steve Sparks, Mark […]

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Thank You Youtube: WASHINGTON BULLETS “YOU DA MAN!”

(by Phil Rippa) For reasons that future generations will continue to study – the early to mid 90s because a wasteland of sports teams making hype videos centered on God knows what. The general rule of thumb is that they were awkward as all get out. Since this was the period of time when I was going to college at […]

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