Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Felix Milan

Felix Millan was known for his low crouchi9ng batting stance and choked up on the bat handle. Played well for the Mets, did the little things well. Hit well to the opposite field, showed up to play everyday. Millán, nicknamed “The Kitten” (“El Gatito” in Spanish), born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, made his major leagueContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Felix Milan”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Chipper Jones

In addition to the bog 3 of the Atlanta Braves pitching staff the one that drew the dislike of New York Met fans for the Braves dominance of the National League East was Larry Jones  other was known as Chipper Jones. Met fans would serenade Jones with chants of Larry, Larry, Larry whenever he cameContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Chipper Jones”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Smoltz

An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz – withGreg Maddux and Tom Glavine – was one of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series. He won the National League (NL) Cy Young Awardin 1996 after posting a record of 24–8,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Smoltz”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Tom Glavine

Glavine was drafted in two sports in 1984…the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and the Atlanta Braves. Glavine chose Baseball and made his debut in 1987. Glavine had mixed results during his first several years in the majors, compiling a 33–43 record from 1987 to 1990, including a 17-loss performance in 1988. His fortunes turned aroundContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Tom Glavine”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Greg Maddux

Maddux was nicknamed “Mad Dog” and “The Professor”. He is best known for playing for the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves. He was the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years (1992–1995), a feat matched only by one other pitcher (Randy Johnson). During those four seasons, MadduxContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Greg Maddux”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy started his career as a catcher but was switch to the outfield after his promotion to the Major leagues. Murphy switched to the outfield in 1980, a move that would help initiate a decade of highly productive play in the National League. Beginning in left field, he soon switched to center field, theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dale Murphy”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jeff Burroughs

Considered a “good bat-no field” kind of player, Burroughs was a considerable slugging threat during his playing days. Defensively, he was capable but slow. In four full seasons with the Texas Rangers, Burroughs averaged 25.5 home runs a year with a high of 30 homers in 1973. His most productive season came in 1974, whenContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jeff Burroughs”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …David Justice

Justice made his major league debut in May 1989, playing for the last-place Atlanta Braves. The young right fielder earned the starting job after Braves fan favorite Dale Murphy was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. Justice promptly went on an offensive tear during the second half of the 1990 season, finishing with 28 home runs,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …David Justice”

New York Mets…the streak continues…10 in a row Beat the Braves 3-2

The streak continues as the Mets beat the braves for 10 in a row and run their season record to 12-3, 9-0 at Citifield. Is this smoke and mirrors? No the Mets are getting strong pitching (Mets starter Dillon Gee allowed only two runs in seven steady innings after the first pitch was delayed 31Continue reading “New York Mets…the streak continues…10 in a row Beat the Braves 3-2”