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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Blue Jays - Released Myers

Toronto Blue Jays - Released C Greg Myers; purchased the contract of C Ken Huckaby.

Nobody heart Huckaby, but at least he’s more used to being a bad hitter than Greg Myers is.  In the big picture, backup catcher won’t make any kind of a difference in the Jays’ chances unless one of them interferes with the Don Slaught Mojo that Gregg Zaun’s had the last 13 months.  This may be the last we see of Myers as a player, but I think every backup catcher for the last 50 years has ended up with a professional coaching job, so we’ll see him again.

Dan Szymborski Posted: April 26, 2005 at 09:31 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lefty Posted: April 26, 2005 at 10:27 PM (#1290146)
In a 17-year career, he had his best season at age 37. Weird.
   2. Babe Ruths Chris Steak Posted: April 26, 2005 at 10:36 PM (#1290154)
It must have been STERIODS!!!!
   3. Johnny Tuttle Posted: April 26, 2005 at 11:57 PM (#1290507)
Look out, Jeter!
   4. ZT WENDELL,NC 13 Posted: April 27, 2005 at 12:03 AM (#1290535)
steriods are fair in todays game both pitchers and hitters are using roids so it works out even. back when ruth and maris broke the record they hit it in right field in yankee stadium-250 feet. thats 50 feet shorter than any ballpark in all of baseball. so really todays players have it worse, even thou they have steroids so do pitchers and that makes them even but the hitters have to hit the ball futher. well thats mine.
   5. BDC Posted: April 27, 2005 at 12:26 AM (#1290663)
Every time I saw Greg Myers play this year I assumed I was hallucinating, so this simply re-balances the Universe. Now if somebody could just please stop Julio Franco from hitting .300, I may feel safe enough to go outside again.
   6. alkeiper Posted: April 27, 2005 at 02:02 AM (#1291319)
That explains why Huckaby suddenly disappeared from the Skychiefs' lineup last night.
   7. Boots Day Posted: April 27, 2005 at 02:08 AM (#1291350)
Posted by Barry McGuire on April 26, 2005 at 10:02 PM

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin',
I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin',
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
handful of Senators don't pass legislation,
and marches alone can't bring integration,
and Jeter's shoulder, it is separatin'
this whole crazy world is just too frustratin'
   8. mr. man Posted: April 27, 2005 at 02:58 AM (#1291541)
remembering that jeter play reminds me just how good zaun's been at blocking the plate this year. anyone see, against the orioles (i'm not sure which player it was), where zaun folded over the baserunner, caught the ball, and tagged him? that was brilliant--it was like watching the guy catch the cannonball in his stomach, except that he had to juglle bowling pins at the same time.
   9. Inquisitor Posted: April 27, 2005 at 04:48 AM (#1291777)
>"back when ruth and maris broke the record they hit it in right field in yankee stadium-250 feet."

If memory serves correct, I think a whole bunch of people have adjusted for that factor, and you still come away with the conclusion that Babe Ruth is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, hitter to ever play the game.
   10. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: April 27, 2005 at 01:49 PM (#1292088)
back when ruth and maris broke the record they hit it in right field in yankee stadium-250 feet.

If it was that easy, everyone would have hit 60.

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