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Random Off-day Thread

Haven't had one of these for a while, have we? But it seems to make sense to have one today, for random chit-chat and to see if Randy Johnson's quest for 300 goes ahead today. At the time of writing, it seems this is not the case, with a delay once again holding things up in Washington [though I have heard reports of a 2:10 AZ time start now tentatively scheduled there]. Other topics for discussion

  • Justin Upton = NL Player of the Month and also details on what he said to his helmet.
  • Gerardo Parra = NL Rookie of the Month
  • Buckner, despite his great outing, will be skipped in the rotation and won't go again until next Tuesday. Starters for the next cycle are as follows: Doug Davis on Friday, Max Scherzer starts Saturday, Dan Haren will then take the mound Sunday, and Jon Garland takes Monday.
  • Mobile right-hander Cody Evans took a perfect game into the seventh inning in a 7-3 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Wednesday. He exited after seven shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out four without any walks. I'm sure paqs will cover this in more detail!
  • Email not likely to get much response: "My name is _____, I am the Promotional Manager for ______ which is the largest online supplier of Keychains.  I would like to send your company a variety of FREE samples of our New York Yankees Keychains so you can write a review about them on your website." Yeah, sure... We'll get right on that...
  • I mentioned to Jayson Stark that Dan Uggla homered off Jon Rauch in both ends of the double-header in Florida. He dug into the books and found out that this has happened only one other time since 1970 - Travis Fryman off Roberto Hernandez, on April 13, 1997.
  • The Colorado Rockies say catcher Yorvit Torrealba’s 11-year-old son and his brother-in-law have been released after they were kidnapped in Venezuela.

Feel free to discuss these topics or anything else that comes to mind, since there won't be any D-stractions from the team the rest of the day!

An oldie, but a goodie...