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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – STEVE LARMER

STEVE LARMER (by Bill Barnwell) My first love of sport really came through hockey – I’m pretty sure, in 1991, I could recite the rosters for each team with relatively little difficulty. I scoured the NHL Guide & Record Book each year it came out, memorizing player histories. Somehow, growing up on Long Island, I became a Washington Capitals fan […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – GLENN DAVIS

GLENN DAVIS by Ed Agner Request by Matt Hollinger This is the baseball player not the former Heisman winner so if you’re thinking Mr. Outside, you’ll need to look elsewhere. If Hollinger actually meant to request Mr. Outside then…it’s all Phil’s fault. Right, so, I’ve actually been toying with a FPotM on Davis for a long time but I am […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – TODD CHRISTENSEN

Todd Christensen (by Ed Agner) (Editor Note: Another FPOTM subject who passed after the writing of this. We are a cancer – Rippa) Full disclosure: Todd Christensen is probably my favorite ever football player. Well, at least my favorite ever offensive skills position player. Except for Ken Stabler. And Cliff Branch. And maybe Mark Van Eeghen. And – OK, Christensen […]

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