Forgotten Player of the Moment – ERIC HILLMAN

Eric Hillman (by Bill Barnwell) When the baseball-reference sponsorship scheme started, there was one item I felt I absolutely needed to get. For a year, yes, I was the sponsor of the 1993 New York Mets, the worst team (excluding those who were Huizenga’d) of the 90’s. A team so bad that it inspired mediocre New York beat writers to […]

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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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Forgotten Player of the Moment – LENNY RANDLE

LENNY RANDLE (by PHIL RIPPA) If you are anything like me you are pasty and gangly while aging quickly with thinning hair that, thankfully, most people can’t see due to being freakishly tall. You hold on to those few fleeting precious moments of athletic glory as long as you can and you delude yourself with the notion that you are […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – DJ DOZIER

D.J. DOZIER (by Ed Agner) Ahh, yesterday’s fads! How are we supposed to explain hair metal or mullets or grunge or…nipple rings? That’s not hypothetical. I really have no clue how that all is to be explained. I know at some point some kid will come up to me and go – “Hey, angry old man! How the hell did […]

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1992 TOPPS TOP PROSPECTS – A Retrospective

1992 TOPPS TOP PROSPECTS (Originally Published Sept 24, 2008) PR: Phil Rippa ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: I still have way too many baseball cards. Yes, they are worth three cents but I refuse to get rid of them. I suck. Anyway, one of my favorite things out of the bazillion I still have are these cards that […]

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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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