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Thursday, September 07, 2006

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Trenton gets itself a ringer.  Meanwhile, manager Billy Masse reminisces about visiting Japan in 1988:

“I actually read my first book I ever read in my life there,” Masse recalled. “I did. I mean for fun, not like in school… I haven’t read another book since I was so caught up in it. It was horrible.”

Guapo Posted: September 07, 2006 at 05:23 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. MM1f Posted: September 07, 2006 at 05:56 PM (#2170637)
Oh Vince Faison...you shoulda come and played between the hedges
   2. Kid Charlemagne Posted: September 07, 2006 at 06:27 PM (#2170676)
Has there been any word on Sheffield?
   3. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: September 07, 2006 at 06:29 PM (#2170681)
“I actually read my first book I ever read in my life there,” Masse recalled. “I did. I mean for fun, not like in school… I haven’t read another book since I was so caught up in it. It was horrible.”

Well, I can stop wondering where Bush voters come from. Hur, hur hur!
   4. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: September 07, 2006 at 06:53 PM (#2170702)
I believe that Sheffield is supposed to be examined tomorrow, and possibly cleared to take BP. I'd expect it to be another week before they'd let him play in a game, which might be too late for any minor league rehab. They're still talking about giving him some time at 1B, and they'll almost certainly be in a position to do so without worrying about whether it costs them a game or two. Frankly, I almost wish he wasn't this close. I'm not crazy about deciding two spots on the playoff roster based on 50 PAs.
   5. The Original SJ Posted: September 07, 2006 at 07:02 PM (#2170711)
If Sheff comes back it is at the expense of Wilson, right?
   6. depletion Posted: September 07, 2006 at 07:04 PM (#2170714)
Pete Rose used to not read anything and not go to movies during his career for fear that it might mess up his eyes. I guess it worked. In Masse's case the psychological damage was the risk.

Hey Masse....it's fiction, a guy made it up.
   7. Francoeur Sans Gages (AlouGoodbye) Posted: September 07, 2006 at 07:20 PM (#2170725)
I thought that was Rogers Hornsby, not Pete Rose.
   8. Cris E Posted: September 07, 2006 at 07:24 PM (#2170730)
Pete read lots of stuff. I bet he even had a subscription to the Daily Racing Form...
   9. Foster Posted: September 07, 2006 at 11:01 PM (#2170896)
I know the minor leagues are there to serve the Big Club, but I don't like major leaguers doing rehab during the minor league playoffs. Sort of cheapens things, doesn't it?
   10. Mike Emeigh Posted: September 08, 2006 at 02:36 AM (#2171074)
I'd expect it to be another week before they'd let him play in a game, which might be too late for any minor league rehab.


It will be - the seasons end next week.

I know the minor leagues are there to serve the Big Club, but I don't like major leaguers doing rehab during the minor league playoffs. Sort of cheapens things, doesn't it?


It's no cheaper than having the majors call up your best players on September 1 to *maybe* pinch-hit or pinch-run once a week when you're headed into the postseason, leaving you with Class A callups. At least Toledo won tonight with their makeshift lineup.

-- MWE
   11. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: September 08, 2006 at 02:47 AM (#2171080)
I thought that was Rogers Hornsby, not Pete Rose.

I've heard it as Ted Williams.

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