On a cold drizzly night in Boston in May 2005, Kyle Davies made his major league debut, and it was a gem. Facing a line-up featuring Johnny Damon, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Jason Varitek -- all in their primes -- Davies pitched five shutout innings, striking out 6. Four nights later he tossed 5-1/3 shutout... Continue Reading →
Jamie Easterly is the third pitcher from the '77 Braves -- which finished with a league-worst 4.85 ERA -- to make our list, joining Don Collins and Preston Hanna. Like Collins and Hanna, Easterly was a high draft pick, selected in the 2nd round in 1971. Until Bill Lucas came along the Braves drafted terribly,... Continue Reading →
Funny, profane, brilliant and beloved, Weaver died early Saturday while on a Orioles fantasy cruise. I'll bet he signed off with one final curse.