Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Rain prevented the Astros and Giants from flinging baseballs at each other last night, and more rain is expected tonight. The weather appears to be a natural phenomenon and not just a result of the dark cloud hanging over Barry Bonds' career. If they get to play, the Giants plan to send yesterday's scheduled starter Matt Morris to the mound. Morris plunked Biggio on September 19, 2003.

On April 12, 1994, Ryan Bowen became the first Florida Marlin to hit Craig Biggio with a pitch.

In other news, congratulations are in order for the Oakland A's Jason Kendall who notched his 200th career plunk last night against the twins. Kendall became just the 7th player ever to reach that milestone. After Biggio and Kendall, there are only 8 other active players who have 100 HBPs, and that includes the not very active Jeff Bagwell.


At 4/12/2006 07:22:00 AM, Anonymous Huge Astros Fan said...

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At 4/12/2006 08:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the crack about barry bonds :P

At 4/12/2006 07:36:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

I'm confused about something: should I be rooting for Kendall to get plunked, or rooting against it? I can't decide...

At 4/13/2006 12:20:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

That is a question you will only be able to answer for yourself. But I'll give you some multiple choice:
A. For him because you appreciate people who get plunked a lot as rare and team-oriented.
B. Against him because you like Craig Biggio better and would rather not see Kendall break the record
C. For him because if you decide to root against him just because he doesn't play for the Astros, the Astros might go sign him in a couple of years.
D. Neither... you could just pretend he doesn't exist.

At 4/13/2006 02:02:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...



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