Forgotten Player of the Moment – JODY REED

JODY REED (by ED AGNER) Greed. I am always amused by people who rail against supposedly greedy professional athletes. An athlete HAS to be greedy to become great enough to be an exceptional, let alone professional athlete. Greed and immense skill are what sets apart great athletes from the pack from the get go. While most athletes – even the […]

» Read more

Forgotten Player of the Moment – VANN MCELROY

Vann McElroy (by Ed Agner) I have a love/hate thing for pro football. Actually, I love pro football in theory – in July – but the NFL works so hard to flaunt its hypocrisy by creating false parity and messing around with strange new policies to artificially stimulate things one way or other and…creating…tuck…rules…and…HATE…RISING. Can’t work blue. Move on. Ahem. […]

» Read more

Forgotten Player of the Moment – JIMMY KEY

JIMMY KEY (by BILL BARNWELL) Bill James once wrote about how just looking at the statlines of an unnamed player could lead you to formulate a vision of the player: what he looked like, how he played, what had happened to him in his career, the role he played on his team. Likewise, there are some names in sports that […]

» Read more

Forgotten Player of the Moment – BRAD VAN PELT

Brad Van Pelt by Phil Rippa Requested by Dean Rasmussen (Sadly Brad Van Pelt is another person who has passed away since the writing of their FPOTM) I needed to hook my boy Dean Rasmussen up on his birthday and he requested that we remember former All-Pro Brad Van Pelt for a minute. And it’s hard for me to ignore […]

» Read more

REJECTED CAN’T TEACH SPEED CONTENT

REJECTED CAN’T TEACH SPEED CONTENT (by Phil Rippa) Over the course of the now 11 years of doing Veteran Presence/Can’t Teach Speed, we have kicked around quite a few ideas for content. Anything that would be maybe entertaining. Or at least get someone interested enough to click on a link. These are some of the things that I could remember […]

» Read more

Forgotten Player of the Moment – DOUG JONES

DOUG JONES (by Ed Agner) I understand those who pooh-pooh baseball. Really, I do. Let’s face it, baseball fans on the net are the some of the most idiotic nerds in existence and well…baseball’s not the manliest of sports. But I’m OK with all that. I have no math skills so I don’t congregate where the spread sheets fly. And […]

» Read more

Forgotten Player of the Moment – DAN PASQUA

DAN PASQUA by Ed Agner and Phil Rippa Request by Joel Martin ED: OK. Joel Martin is still riding high on the ChiSox love train and since he won a week of the Higway to…Make Us Loathe Our Stupid Ideas, he requested Dan Pasqua – after we had no-sold Bill Cartwright and Harold Baines. God, if Ron Kittle hadn’t wizzed […]

» Read more

Forgotten Player of the Moment – MARK QUINN

MARK QUINN (by PHIL RIPPA) After having my 50th FPOTM celebration ruined because of the simple fact that we had done… oh… 55 (stupid unupdated archives), I was looking for some other pseudo theme that would inspire to crank out a FPOTM. It came to me as I was updated said archives (For some reason a batch of FPOTMs never […]

» Read more

Forgotten Players of the Moment – SHOOTY BABITT & KURT BEVACQUA

Shooty Babitt & Kurt Bevacqua (by Ed Agner) I fear coming across as an overly-nostalgic old geezer but the reason I picked these two as co-forgotten players of the moment is the pure and simple reason that they both exemplify the aspect of colorful player-personalities in baseball that I fell in love with as a kid – something that really […]

» Read more

VETERAN PRESENCE BOOK CLUB III

VETERAN PRESENCE BOOK CLUB VOLUME III   The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches – Rob Neyer & Bill JamesPR: Ooof… I really wanted to love this book from my historical/stat nerd perspective. Alas, it was not to be. First thing to understand is that this isn’t really a book per se. It is […]

» Read more
1 2 3 4