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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

What the baseball world looked like when Nolan Gorman, MLB’s first 2000s prospect, was born

Great little nugget here: Cardinals first-round pick Nolan Gorman was born on May 10, 2000.

He’s the first child of the 2000s to ever be drafted.

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 06, 2018 at 01:27 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rally Posted: June 06, 2018 at 01:49 PM (#5687064)
First to be drafted, not the first in pro ball. A quick search through last year's DSL shows a number of players born after 1-1-2000. Not sure who was the first to sign.
   2. eric Posted: June 06, 2018 at 03:39 PM (#5687156)
Maybe I'm just getting old but every time I read a "this is what the world looked like" stories about baseball I'm more surprised that the listed players aren't still active. They seem much more familiar than most of today's players. I was mostly surprised to be reminded that Rick Ankiel's rookie season was that long ago.

Or maybe, that's the point?

(Now get off my lawn, so I can stand on it to yell at a cloud.)
   3. asinwreck Posted: June 06, 2018 at 08:58 PM (#5687330)
Jose Cruz Jr.'s son got drafted, which means Jose Cruz Sr.'s grandson got drafted. Where's my prune juice?
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: June 06, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5687345)
the Mets drafted a guy who was born on Sept. 27, 2000 - the night the Mets clinched a playoff spot in a season in which they reached the World Series (and lost to the Yankees in 5 games - causing too many Mets fans to self-immolate or come perilously close, at least)
   5. AndrewJ Posted: June 06, 2018 at 09:20 PM (#5687351)
No undergraduates currently in college (apart from the non-traditional 25-and-older students) have any significant recollections of pre-9/11 America.
   6. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: June 09, 2018 at 06:21 PM (#5689042)
Gorman's birth is closer to the Brewers' only WS appearance (1982) than it is to today.
   7. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: June 09, 2018 at 06:48 PM (#5689050)
"Kid, I own ties older than you."
   8. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: June 09, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5689161)

No undergraduates currently in college (apart from the non-traditional 25-and-older students) have any significant recollections of pre-9/11 America.
Or of 9/11.
   9. Batman Posted: June 09, 2018 at 11:23 PM (#5689176)
He only remembers one Yankee World Series appearance, at most.
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 10, 2018 at 04:41 PM (#5689302)
No undergraduates currently in college (apart from the non-traditional 25-and-older students) have any significant recollections of pre-9/11 America.
Or of 9/11.


My son definitely does - he had just started kindergarten - but he graduates from college in a couple of weeks. So enjoy those "collegians with memories of 9/11" while you can.
   11. Bote Man Posted: June 11, 2018 at 03:28 AM (#5689436)
A week or so before 11 September, 2001 I was chasing down some of my family history around northern Maryland when I walked out on the overpass over the B&O Old Main Line to take some photos of a train doing some switching nearby. A passing motorist called the cops to report that I was going to jump off the bridge.

A month or so later the cops were putting me and anybody else who showed the slightest interest in trains and transportation systems on a list as potential terrorists, because terrorists lurked under every rock and around every corner all of a sudden. Not sure where they were hiding prior to 9/11, but you know how clever those terrorists can be.
   12. Batman Posted: June 11, 2018 at 11:09 AM (#5689544)
I made a lot of money selling anti-terrorism rocks.
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: June 11, 2018 at 11:14 AM (#5689554)
Am I the only one who thinks looking at what the baseball world was like 18 years ago is a little odd?

We had dial-up internet to get to the Neyer Board. We ####### about Bud Selig. Strikeouts and homers were on the rise. It's hard to even imagine.
   14. PreservedFish Posted: June 11, 2018 at 12:20 PM (#5689620)
I suspect that the author of this piece was in grade school in the year 2000.
   15. Batman Posted: June 11, 2018 at 12:36 PM (#5689640)
I remember listening to games (mostly White Sox games) for free on the websites of radio stations in 2000. The baseball games streamed the same as whatever the station played the rest of the day. Of course, if the landline phone rang, I got kicked off.
   16. Scott Lange Posted: June 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM (#5689649)
With Ichiro's apparent retirement, I believe Bartolo Colon is the last guy keeping my theoretical hopes of a playing career alive by playing in the majors despite having been born before me (October 1976). Of course, he might go on forever, so it could be worse...
   17. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: June 11, 2018 at 12:51 PM (#5689651)
At least this kid is probably Y2K compliant...
   18. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 11, 2018 at 12:51 PM (#5689653)
With Ichiro's apparent retirement, I believe Bartolo Colon is the last guy keeping my theoretical hopes of a playing career alive by playing in the majors despite having been born before me (October 1976). Of course, he might go on forever, so it could be worse...
I'm in the same boat (January 1977). Godspeed you, fat junkballer!

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