Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving- Baseball Style

Happy Thanksgiving from More Hardball!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Reunited- Juan Pierre and the Marlins

Nearly 10 years later to the day to that the Florida Marlins first acquired Juan Pierre, he returns to them, this time in Miami on a 1 year $1.6M contract.  A decade ago (November 16, 2002), the Marlins got both Pierre and Mike Hampton in a trade with the Colorado Rockies.

He'll fill the leadoff void for the Fish and presumably play LF.  Last year with the Phillies he hit .307/.721 with 37 stolen bases, so the ability to get on base and make things happen is still there despite being 35 years old. 

Pierre's previous time with the Marlins was a successful one, having won a World Series in 2003 and batting .303/.732 with 296 runs scored and 167 stolen bases over 3 seasons.

Good luck, buddy.  It was fun having you on my beloved Phillies last year and watching your work ethic and love of the game. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ruben Rivera was a Screw-Up

Ruben Rivera is best known for being Mariano Rivera's cousin, which is quite possibly the only thing he's ever done right in his life. When with the Yankees, he was released because the players voted him off the team after being caught hocking Derek Jeter's glove and bat to a sports memorabilia dealer. Below you can see what Giants broadcaster Jon Miller described as "the worst baserunning in the history of the game". What a screw-up!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Collection of Phillies Hotties

The City of Brotherly Love has some fine lookin' ladies...

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Pascual Perez Fatally Stabbed

Former MLB pitcher, Pascual Perez, was fatally stabbed during a robbery at his residence in the Dominican Republic earlier today. He was 55 years old.

Pascual debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1980 and later went on to play for the Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, and New York Yankees.  In his 11 MLB seasons he posted a 67-68 record with a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP over 1244.1 innings pitched, that's what the back of his players reward card would read.  He was an All-Star with the Braves in 1983.

His brothers Carlos Perez and Melido Perez also played in the Majors.

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