November 29, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 7 comments

With Ted Lilly announcing his retirement, it seems that the number of active Ex-Expos has shrunk a bit further.

According to someone from Baseball Think Factory, the last active Expos in the majors in 2013 were:

Luis Ayala
Jamey Carroll
Endy Chavez
Bruce Chen
Bartolo Colon
Scott Downs
Brendan Harris
Maicer Izturis
Ted Lilly
Jon Rauch

He also points out that Carl Pavano didn't play in 2013 after rupturing his spleen while shoveling before spring training started, so he might still come back. As well, Shawn Hill, Chad Cordero and Claudio Vargas also played the entire season in AAA, so they might still make it back.

posted by grum@work at 10:40 AM on November 29

Which reminds me to update my "Last Man Standing" list.

A few Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns, and a New York Giant passed away in the last year.

posted by grum@work at 11:30 AM on November 29

Ryan Erxleben, fastest punter alive.

posted by rcade at 11:49 AM on November 29

posted by rcade at 12:44 PM on November 29

Ryan Erxleben, Tech's leading rusher on the day.

posted by Etrigan at 02:49 PM on November 29

Ryan Erxleben, fastest punter alive.

I've got him running 60 yards (starting when he crosses his own 40) with a directional adjustment at the 30 in 6.5 seconds. That's the equivalent of running 1 1/2 4.33 40 yard dashes in a row.

Which makes me wonder if the GIF's been sped up a little, but if not, someone needs to get him catching passes with those kind of burners.

posted by dfleming at 03:14 PM on November 29

rcade wins the intertubes today, at least in this house!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:15 PM on November 29

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