January 2, 2019 at 7:47 am #79055January 4, 2019 at 4:34 pm #79296January 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm #79320
The Pirates today hired David Eckstein as a Special Assistant, Baseball Operations.
Eckstein, the younger brother of Pirates hitting coach Rick Eckstein, played in the big leagues for 10 seasons from 2001-10 with Anaheim, St. Louis, Toronto, Arizona and San Diego.
— Pirates (@Pirates) January 5, 2019January 5, 2019 at 6:39 pm #79326January 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm #79327
Well I was going to post this exact same tweet but Brian beat me by four minutes.January 7, 2019 at 2:09 pm #79435
The most recent news on Chris Duncan’s battle against brain cancer:
Dunc will be taking a permanent leave from 101 ESPN to continue his fight against cancer and focus on health. If you pray, please keep him in your prayers. If you don't, keep him in your thoughts. He is our brother and we miss him deeply@AnthonyStalter @Bettlach101ESPN
— TheTurn101ESPN (@TheTurn_101ESPN) January 7, 2019January 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm #79438January 7, 2019 at 9:06 pm #79461January 9, 2019 at 4:15 pm #79594January 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm #79661January 25, 2019 at 9:42 am #80645
Alex Mejia heads to Mexico to keep playing.January 30, 2019 at 8:58 am #80923January 31, 2019 at 7:10 pm #81003
Free agent Bud Norris has switched agencies at an interesting time, less than 2 weeks before spring training. He has hired the Ballengee group.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 1, 2019January 31, 2019 at 8:51 pm #81007
Back in the day, didn’t Baltimore have a soft hitting slick fielding SS by the name of Mark Ballengee? Must be related to this agency one would guess.February 1, 2019 at 10:46 am #81031
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Mark BelangerFebruary 3, 2019 at 8:55 am #81148February 7, 2019 at 10:54 pm #81504February 8, 2019 at 9:05 pm #81566
Right on, Scotty! From what I heard, both Belanger and his skipper(Earl Weaver), were pretty much Marlboro cigarette chain smokers back in the day. Another player from that era who couldn’t wait to get that third out, so to get off the field and sneak away for a few quick puffs, was Don Gullet of Cincinnati. I would think there were many other ball players from the 70’s who would literally walk a mile for a Camel. Anyone know of any Cardinal players who enjoyed lighting up? Reflecting back to when I was a kid in the 70’s, it’s getting kind of hazy as to what places it was acceptable to smoke…..I’m pretty sure they had ash trays positioned throughout grocery stores. You could smoke in banks. I came from a non-smoking household, but I recall being in friends homes where ashtrays were littered all about. I even recall smelling cigarette smoke from the stall next to me during confession.February 9, 2019 at 3:46 pm #81600February 10, 2019 at 6:55 am #81609February 10, 2019 at 11:53 am #81650
I think Scrabble has more than nine lives. He signed a minor league deal with Arizona.
Officially official. The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Marc Rzepczynski and Ricky Nolasco to 1-year Minor League Free Agent Contracts. They have been assigned to Reno. pic.twitter.com/oytBA0HLjW
— Reno Aces (@Aces) February 9, 2019February 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm #81653
Speaking of Ricky “Ricardo” Nolasco, did you know that he has made in excess of 81 million dollars in his baseball career? I bet he’s glad he didn’t decide to enter the teaching profession, as it would have cost him about a cool 80 million in career earnings.February 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm #81719
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The mention of Mark Belanger and Earl Weaver in this thread has me sending condolences to the family of the great Frank Robinson.
F Robby never played with the Cardinals, but battered us around for 10 years as a Red, and his best buddy Vada Pinson suited up for us for a season. And of course Curt Flood tagged along with those guys now and then as well.
RIP Frank. You showed Bill DeWitt Sr. what a mistake he made when he called you an “old 30” back in the day, and traded you.February 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm #81732February 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm #81735
Someone else signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters. Not a Cardinals but a former ML’er.
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