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    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
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    Birthdays- 7/28

    Another slim pickings day. Let's put it this way: Carmelo Martinez is by far the best hitter born on July 28.


    Dick Simpson (68)- Supposedly the key to the Frank Robinson trade. Very young and very toolsy, but it just never happened for him. Having to bear the burden of that trade probably didn't help.


    Carmelo Martinez (51)- One of the few Cubs I didn't hate, probably because I didn't percieve him as a threat. I always assumed we could get him out if we needed to, and usually I was right.

    Vida Blue (62)- If Bowie Kuhn wasn't such a buzzkill, he'd be appearing in the "Reds" section of this post.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays- 7/28

    I believe that Carmelo was a Red near the end of his career. I always liked him, and was excited to see him in a Reds uniform, even if it was after his prime, if he actually had a prime. lol
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    My clutch is broken RichRed's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays- 7/28

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I believe that Carmelo was a Red near the end of his career.
    156 glorious PAs in 1991. I don't have the slightest recollection of him as a Red but then again, anything that happened during my college days is kind of fuzzy.
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

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    6 months of heartbreak Bob Borkowski's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays- 7/28

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Vida Blue (62)- If Bowie Kuhn wasn't such a buzzkill, he'd be appearing in the "Reds" section of this post.
    An 'Oh, yeah, I remember that' moment:

    He, along with Chili Davis, were the last players before Ichiro Suzuki to wear their given name on the back of their uniforms instead of their surname, both having done so with the Giants.

    (from Wikipedia)

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    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays- 7/28

    I know he isn't a player but Marty Brennaman is 70 today.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.


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