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Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:29 pm

• Royal Flush Dept.: The Yankees got swept in a May 31-June 2 series in Kansas City by a Royals team that (a) had the same record at the time (13-37) as the '62 Mets, (b) hadn't swept any of its previous 78 series, (c) was starting three pitchers who had combined to win one game all season and (d) was facing three Yankees starters (Randy Johnson, Kevin Brown, Carl Pavano) with 523 career wins.


;-D I like that one.
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Postby RynMan » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:00 pm

Solid post chad, very interesting! ;-D

I liked this one:

• Speaking of pitchers being allowed to hit in unlikely spots ... In a May 28 game against the Dodgers, Arizona pitcher Javier Vazquez was sent up to bat with his team down a run in the seventh. He homered to tie the game -- and then got hooked by manager Bob Melvin before he threw another pitch.

:-b

*Bob Melvin's Thoughts*

Oh well, no way we have a chance down 2 runs this late. Eh, let Vazquez hit.....he has pitched like s#it anyhow.

<<VAZQUEZ HITS HOME RUN>>

*Bob Melvin's Thoughts*

Geez!!! We've got a shot at this game!!! Better get him outta there then!!
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Postby JTWood » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:09 am

Read this over at ESPN. I thought it was a fun article. I liked this one the best:

ESPN.com wrote:• Molinamania Dept.: The Red Sox faced a lineup containing a different Molina brother three days in a row in June (first Jose, then Bengie, then Yadier).

I'm a victim of Molinamania!!!

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Postby AcidRock23 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:57 pm

*bump* for an entertaining read! ;-D
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Postby Thursday » Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:20 pm

Yeah, this is neat. Each one of these made me say "well, how about that!"

Good finding.
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Postby Half Massed » Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:39 am

Heh good stuff. :-b
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