Forgotten Player of the Moment – ANDRA FRANKLIN

ANDRA FRANKLIN (by PHIL RIPPA) (Note – This was written before Franklin’s untimely death in December of 2006. I am pretty sure he was the first person to pass away after a FPOTM was written about him. That was unsettling. Of course not enough to prevent us from doing that Death Pool. We suck. – Rippa) For a long time, […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – GREGG JEFFERIES

GREGG JEFFERIES by Bill Barnwell (Originally published Feb 27, 2007) Gregg Jefferies was on the periphery of my Mets fandom as I grew into some sort of sports consciousness. I started going to Mets games around ’89, I think, so Jefferies would have been on the team, but I had no idea at that point. All I remember from that […]

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Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (July 29, 2004)

Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates July 29, 2004 (by PHIL RIPPA) (originally published amazingly enough the same day) I was looking for something to throw on in the background as I did some random chores around the apartment while waiting to hear further word of the impending birth of my niece. Of course, seeking a new job was not one […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – NICK ESASKY

Nick Esasky (by Ed Agner) Nick Esasky must have broken a fair share of mirrors in his day. Oh, he wasn’t the unluckiest man who ever lived but good fortune sure didn’t smile on him. While I can think of more snake-bitten careers – like that of any pitcher who crossed paths with, say, Jeff Torborg – Esasky’s pathway through […]

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