If I am not mistaken, he just won a game for the Padres recently by laying down a nice bunt. (Can any Padres fans help me out here? Guru?). Also, it was reported here(in MA) that he called back to his former teammates (and the front office) about how happy he was to be in the National League.
And while I am at it, stop picking on Framingham, I spent alot of time there as a youngster(my Aunt lived there), it's a nice place. :)
Here's how I voted: P - Randy Jones, Ed Whitson, Kevin Brown c - Benito Santiago 1B- Fred McGriff 2B - Robbie Alomar 3B - Ken Caminiti SS - Garry Templeton OF - Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Steve Finley Closer - Trevor Hoffman Manager - Bruce Bochy, although who can forget Jerry Coleman's dingle season on the bench.
"Blessed are they who convert thy neighbor's oxen, for they shall inhibit their girth." -- Brian
Originally posted by Big BadOk, I'm not up on my Boston jokes......what's so funny about Lou Merloni?
He was a player who basically just wasn't that good. Then he whined because he thought Boston was making a mockery of his career by bouncing him between the minors and the Bosox. Ben Affleck also took some potshots at him.
Still doesn't explain why the Reds would make the trade, unless Dusty thinks that it will be an extremely hot August and September, and thus Dusty will be at his mental peak to guide the Reds to a near unbeaten record.