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 – 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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Forgotten Player of the Moment – BRIAN SIPE

BRIAN SIPE (by ED AGNER) Here’s a little secret I’ll clue you in on – the Raiders suck. Yes. Oh, yes. They do. My more-youthful days of wallowing in pain and misery are long-long-long-long-long gone, so delving into the particulars of the Raiders current suckitude doesn’t interest me at all. I am an old man now and seeing Kerry Collins […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – MARC WILSON

MARC WILSON (By Ed Agner. Requested by Dean Rasmussen) In case you weren’t aware, Dean is an evil-evil-evil-evil man. As if making me rehash Jay Schroeder wasn’t bad enough, he now asks for Marc Wilson. Oh sure, the first reaction is to do what we here at VP.com do best – nothing. But ever since I saw the request, I […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – PHILLIPPI SPARKS

PHILLIPPI SPARKS (by BILL BARNWELL) Growing up a fan of the Giants in the mid-nineties was a tough gig. Now, I understand that a lot of teams run through cold spells and don’t really have much to offer in the way of success. That’s okay. I could’ve easily fallen for a crappy team. Those Giants, however, were doubly unfortunate – […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – VON HAYES

VON HAYES (by ED AGNER – Requested by Brendan Sullivan) Brendan being a Philly sports fan brings me much joy. Well, Philly fans in general bring me much joy since they are the way most sports fans really want to be – crass, hateful, demanding and oblivious to all that tact and decorum BS that keeps our satisfaction in other sport […]

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