Recent Posts by jjdm

October 26, 2009

The Great Willie Mays could have been a New York Yankee: Sorry if this has been seen, but I just found this and thought it was interesting, especially given the Yankees advancing to the World Series this week. Also, though it was pretty historically significant. This is about a new book about Willie Mays, called Willie's Boys.

posted by jjdm to baseball at 08:57 PM - 1 comment

January 29, 2009

Troy Polamalu could have been a baseball player: Story about how Pittsburgh Steelers star safety, Troy Polamalu, could have been an Atlanta Braves center fielder.

posted by jjdm to football at 11:15 PM - 8 comments

September 19, 2008

Pitcher battled back from near death: Dusty Baker used fisherman's terminology to describe left-hander Adam Pettyjohns slashing and sliding fastball. He waved his hand like a trout captured in a net. "Thats what he throws," Baker said. "In and out, cutting and tailing and sinking. Nothing straight." It took seven years of swimming upstream for Pettyjohn to complete an unlikely return to the major leagues. He pitched one scoreless inning Sunday for the Cincinnati Reds, his first appearance since 2001. His story is hard to believe, but this is no fisherman's tale.

posted by jjdm to baseball at 02:50 PM - 5 comments