Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Fusco, Thome, Cubs, Jeter

On this date in 1998, former New York Highlander and St. Louis Brown Red Hoff passed away. At 107 years, four months, and nine days old, the left-handed pitcher had the longest life span of any player in Major League history, out-living his closest competition by more than five years. He pitched to a 2.49 ERA in 83 innings from 1911-1915, but never played after serving in World War I.

Here are a few interesting links from around the blogosphere…

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11 Responses to Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Fusco, Thome, Cubs, Jeter Leave a Reply

  1. dire straits 5 years ago

    Nice interview, Span! I didn’t even know you had a blog.

  2. Ross isn’t as good as that article makes him out to be. I’m close to 100% certain that he’d be overexposed and fail with more playing time, as he has in the past. He’s still one of, if not the best back-up catcher in the Majors.

  3. moonraker45 5 years ago

    Absolutely loved the Hardball piece comparing teams to simpsons characters, i didn’t like the jays to frank grimes comparison. but rather frank grimes then barney or lionel hutz!

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      Better than Baltimore being compared to the Crazy Cat Lady.

  4. j6takish 5 years ago

    Some of those Simpsons comparisons are hilarious, some of them are a bit of a stretch. Some of them are just plain lazy, but mad props for using “cromulent” in a sentence.

  5. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Thanks, much appreciated. And you know!

  6. BlueCatuli 5 years ago

    I don’t see the Cubs spending too much if anything on bullpen help. They seem content to use young guys. The back end of Cashner, Marshall and Marmol is pretty good and they are only going to get better.

  7. BlueCatuli 5 years ago

    I don’t see the Cubs spending too much if anything on bullpen help. They seem content to use young guys. The back end of Cashner, Marshall and Marmol is pretty good and they are only going to get better.

  8. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 5 years ago

    HAHAHA! I love the Cubs to Homer Simpson comparison. I was at the All-Star game this year and a drunk cubs fan sat in front of me yelling about how the Cubs were still OK…

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