Happy Birthday–December 22

Connie Mack (1862)
Matty Alou (1938)
Elrod Hendricks (1940)
Steve Carlton (1944)
Hiroyuki Yamazaki (1946)
Charley Taylor (1947)
Steve Garvey (1948)
Tom Underwood (1953)
Ken Landreaux (1954)
Lonnie Smith (1955)
Glenn Wilson (1958)
George Wright (1958)
Jeff A (1958)
Andy Allanson (1961)
Mike Jackson (1964)

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Happy Birthday–December 21

Cy Williams (1887)
Josh Gibson (1911)
Bob Rush (1925)
Howie Reed (1936)
Paul Casanova (1941)
Elliott Maddox (1947)
Dave Kingman (1948)
Joaquin Andujar (1952)
Tom Henke (1957)
Roger McDowell (1960)
Andy Van Slyke (1960)
Dustin Hermanson (1972)
LaTroy Hawkins (1972)
D’Angelo Jimenez (1977)
Freddy Sanchez (1977)
Philip Humber (1982)

We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to hungry joe’s wife, peckish jane.

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Weekly Winterball Whiparound

The good:  Aaron Bates hit .356/.396/.556 in 45 at-bats (Caguas, Puerto Rican).  Alexi Casilla hit .343/.427/.422 in 102 at-bats (Cibao, Dominican).  Pedro Florimon is hitting .319/.412/.431 in 72 at-bats (Escogido, Dominican).  Daniel Ortiz is hitting .269/.296/.577 in 26 at-bats (Mayaguez, Puerto Rican).  Nelvin Fuentes is 0-0, 2.63, 0.95 in 13.2 innings (Mayaguez, Puerto Rican).  Deolis Guerra is 2-1, 3.71, 1.05 with 23 strikeouts in 26.2 innings (Magallanes, Venezuelan).  Luis Perdomo is 0-0, 2.11, 0.80 with 16 strikeouts in 21 innings (Aguilas, Dominican).

The middle:  Joe Benson hit .216/.355/.373 in 51 at-bats (Aragua, Venezuelan).  Jairo Perez hit .231/.375/.269 in 26 at-bats (Lara, Venezuelan).  Wilkin Ramirez is hitting .232/.303/.333 in 69 at-bats (Este, Dominican).  Eddie Rosario is hitting .214/.313/.286 in 42 at-bats (Mayaguez, Puerto Rican).  Jacob Younis is hitting .273/.377/.303 in 68 at-bats (Sydney, Australian).  Pedro Guerra is 0-1, 3.95, 1.39 with 23 strikeouts in 27.1 innings (Magallanes, Venezuelan).  Lester Oliveros is 0-1, 1.62, 1.44 with 17 strikeouts in 16.2 innings (Anzoategui, Venezuelan).  Deinys Suarez is 1-1, 3.62, 1.61 in 27.1 innings (Ponce, Puerto Rican).

The bad:  Matt Carson hit .115/.233/.192 in 26 at-bats (Oriente, Dominican).  Estarlin De Los Santos hit .158/.200/.211 in 19 at-bats (Cibao, Dominican).  Joshua Hendricks hit .118/.211/.118 in 17 at-bats (Melbourne, Australian).  Angel Morales is hitting .186/.286/.256 in 43 at-bats (Ponce, Puerto Rican).  Rory Rhodes hit .184/.310/.286 in 49 at-bats (Brisbane, Australian).  Deibinson Romero hit .176/300/.176 in 17 at-bats (Escogico, Puerto Rican).  Rene Tosoni hit .195/.283/.195 in 41 at-bats (Lara, Venezuelan).  Cesar Ciurcina is 0-0, 5.74, 1.79 in 15.2 innings (Aragua, Venezuelan).  Aaron Thompson is 0-1, 6.10, 1.84 in 10.1 innings (Este, Dominican).

The insignificant:  Oswaldo Arcia is 0-for-2 (Aragua, Venezuelan).  Luke Hughes is 1-for-3 (Perth, Australian).  Dereck Rodriguez is 1-for-8 (Caguas, Puerto Rican).  Ramon Santana is 0-for-7 (Este, Dominican).  Samuel Deduno is 0-0, 1.50, 1.67 in 6 innings (Aguilas, Dominican).  Sam Gibbons is 0-1, 9.00, 2.25 in 4 innings (Melbourne, Australian).  Yorman Landa is 0-0, 6.75, 2.25 in 2.2 innings (La Guaira, Venezuelan).  Gonzalo Sanudo is 0-0, 0.00, 1.50 in 2 innings (Culiacan, Mexican).  Anthony Slama is 0-1, 3.12, 1.04 with 12 strikeouts in 8.2 innings (Mazatlan, Mexican).  Manuel Soliman is 0-0, 0.00, 3.86 in 2.1 innings (Escogido, Domincan).  Junior Subero is 0-0, 9.00, 3.00 in 1 inning (Caracas, Venezuelan).  Todd Van Steensel is 0-0, 6.75, 1.80 in 6.2 innings (Sydney, Australian).  Esmerling Vasquez is 1-1, 3.00, 1.56 in 9 innings (Oriente, Domincan).  Brendan Wise is 0-0, 0.00, 1.00 in 1 inning (Perth, Australian).

Happy Birthday–December 20

Jack Manning (1853)
Harry Stovey (1856)
Jimmy Williams (1876)
Branch Rickey (1881)
Fred Merkle (1888)
Butch Henline (1894)
George Pipgras (1899)
Gabby Hartnett (1900)
Spud Davis (1904)
Eddie Leishman (1910)
Julio Becquer (1931)
Oscar Gamble (1949)
Cecil Cooper (1949)
Ken Bolek (1953)
Jose DeLeon (1960)
Augie Ojeda (1974)
Aubrey Huff (1976)
David Wright (1982)

We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to spookymilk and mrs. milk.

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Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.