Ed McKean (1864)
Fresco Thompson (1902)
Bill Dickey (1907)
Wild Bill Wright (1914)
Hector Espino (1939)
Merv Rettenmund (1943)
Bud Harrelson (1944)
Bobby Randall (1948)
Dave Bergman (1953)
Max Venable (1957)
Tony Graffanino (1972)
Brooks Kieschnick (1972)
David Lamb (1975)
Mark Ellis (1977)
Jeremy Affeldt (1979)
Matt Belisle (1980)
Wild Bill Wright was a star in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s.
Hector Espino is considered the greatest player in the history of the Mexican League, hitting 453 home runs there.
Continue reading Happy Birthday–June 6
Well, back to the business of winning baseball games, i guess. It's not like Ernie de la Trinidad is going to gey promoted now and make things watchable.
A while back, i said that if Sano, Buxton, and Dozier didnt heat up, we were done for. Well, Dozier's on a differemt team, and it's looking increasingly likely that we won't be seeing Buxton until next April, so what now?
Well, first off, Belisle* needs to be gone. This plan doesn't even need a step two. Call up Chris Gimenez. See if he's willing to leave the Cubs in order to get the opportunity he's always wanted: pitching relief for a mediocre ball club.
Or, you know, get a look at what you're working with next year......unless what you're working with next year is Belisle*...
* Feel free to subsritute "Bobby Wilson" here. The best part is, the plan and target player wouldn't need to change at all!