Forgotten Player of the Moment – TOM HUME

Tom Hume (by Ed Agner) Thomas Hubert Hume was – well, I wouldn’t call him the worst closer ever since I’ve seen. Jose Mesa in the post-Cleveland era – but he certainly was…well…the word “fungible” comes to mind. Let’s just say he picked up the nickname “Boom Boom” for a very good reason and that’s apt considering he was supposedly […]

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2004 NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL PREVIEW

NL CENTRAL (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa CHICAGO CUBS 2003 Record – 88-74 (Lost in NLCS) Key Additions: Greg Maddux, LaTroy Hawkins, Kent Mercker, Derrek Lee, Michael Barrett, Ryan Dempster, Todd Walker, Paul Bako, Todd Hollandsworth, Andy Pratt Key Losses: Eric Karros, Kenny Lofton, Antonio Alfonseca, Randall Simon, Doug Glanville, […]

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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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