Apparently it's been around for awhile, but a friend of mine just forwarded this site to me:
Plunk Biggio (Blogspot.com) - "Dedicated to Craig Biggio and his (probably unintentional) Quest to break the all time major league career record for getting hit by pitches."
The concept is (and many of the entries are) pretty amusing. Personally, I think the 'Stros should have the pyro ready this season for numbers 287 and 288. Just imagine the announcer yelling "...and Biggio goes down!", then pyro going off, confetti falling, loud music playing, fathers & sons crying and hugging each other...all while Biggio hobbles to first base. It'd be magic.
In all seriousness, interesting that this record could actually be broken this season, considering that it's over 100 years old.
EDIT 2 - Thanks to whomever fixed the thread title!
(edited by Deputy Marshall on 28.3.06 2247) TO BILL BRASKY!
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Rodriguez isn't really doing much at the plate this year. If they plug in Inge at catcher they get the same offensive production. Sure they lose some of the behind the plate prowess, but to get a good bullpen arm I think they can deal with that.