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Magee and Koney go merrily along registering failure after failure when the safe knocks are needed
Fletcher... began hitting with fiendish glee
Trivial question, that I don't know the answer to: who has played for the greatest number of teams?
I was watching a game last weekend, and they mentioned Jamie Wright (who I was sure had retired by now),
who has played for (deep breath): the Rockies, the Brewers, the Cardinals, the Royals, the Giants, the
Rangers, the Indians, the Mariners, the Dodgers and is now with the Rays. That's 10 separate teams, not
to mention the fact that he revisited both the Rockies and the Royals. (Times changing teams would, I
suppose, be a separate trivia question.) Off the top of my head, I can't think of anyone who has played
for more teams than Wright. What have you got?
"Jonny believed in me a little bit more than I believed in myself, and that's saying a lot," Donaldson says. "There were a couple of instances where I tried to lay down a bunt or showed bunt, and I would come back to the dugout and he would say, 'Dude, quit trying to bunt.' I thought I could get a couple of hits that way, so I tried it again. And Jonny said, 'JD, if you try to bunt again, I'm going to fight you.' I didn't really want to fight Jonny, so that was the end of my bunting."
The Yankees are Branyan’s 17th stop. That’s two more stops than Matt Stairs made, and one more than Terry Mulholland made. This is sort of staggering when you consider that Branyan is only 35; Stairs was famously nomadic (I once asked an agent whether he’d ever had a player tell him to just sign with whomever offered the most money, no matter where it was. His response: “Yeah, Matt Stairs.”) and played until he was 43 years old, and still Branyan already has him beat. Fifteen of Branyan’s stops have come just in the past eight years. To understand Branyan’s career, and to insert a framing device into this piece, we really have to go through those 17 stops.
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