All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Dodger Days

Look what I found on eBay: a jersey from Bubba's Dodger days. It's game-worn, size 46. Pretty cool item, though too rich for my blood.

Speaking of the Dodgers, they beat the Reds in extra innings today. Scott Proctor was everything the Dodgers were hoping for. He pitched two innings yesterday and two innings today, giving up only one hit each day. They wanted a workhorse, and "Every Day" Scotty is that.

Some older links I've been meaning to post...

Sportswriter Dan LaTorraca wondered Where are they now: Bubba Crosby. Nice that he cared enough to contact the Bats and ask about Bubba. He says Bubba is one of his favorite players.

This fan notes that there are still people wearing Bubba Crosby shirts to Yankees games:

The greatest thing about a Yankee game you could see one of those player t-shirts with the name and number on the back for basically any Yankee to ever play in pinstripes. I'm not kidding I saw ones for Bubba Crosby, Shane Spencer and Jaret Wright.

Andy Phillips, like most of the Yankees, is on a hot streak right now. But he's still struggling against lefties. I don't think it's a fluke of small sample size, because it was the same last year.

It's weird, because he's always hit lefties better than righties as a minor leaguer. And this year, at Scranton, he again hit lefties better. But once he was called up, his splits reversed again:

Andy in Scranton (BA and OPS)
vs Left .361 / .967
vs Right .277 / .839

Andy in the Bronx
VS. Left: .231 / .568
VS. Right: .311 / .773

If he ever figures out big league southpaws, he's going to be a very dangerous hitter indeed.

And lastly, this amusing article by Trent, about the live bat that flew into the Reds dugout last week:

Live bat in the dugout, and live bats at the plate

There's also John Fay's article, which has this bit:

Hopper scrambled around the dugout Friday when a bat - the kind with wings - flew through.

"It was after me," Hopper said.

"I was scared, too," Mackanin said. "I don't like bats. Nobody does. But we got all those hits last night. We might buy one and keep it with us."

I gotta say, I really enjoy Mackanin's sense of humor.

posted by BubbaFan, 7:00 PM


Thanks for the plug, I appreciate it. It's nice to see that you have kept up with following Crosby as a player, and you really found some great pictures of him too. Keep up the good work, and I'll be sure to reference your blog the next time I write about Bubba.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 09, 2007 11:50 PM  
That Rick Ankiel HR last night ranked right up there with Bubba's.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 10, 2007 4:38 AM  
Thanks for stopping by, Dan. Hopefully Bubba will give you a lot to write about next season.

Anon, Rick Ankiel is quite a story. You hear about outfielders being converted to pitchers a lot, but not pitchers converted to outfielders!
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, August 10, 2007 7:58 AM  
If I won Lotto, I would buy that jersey and fly down to Florida for spring training and get him to sign it! :)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 10, 2007 4:48 PM  
Take me with you!

(Hey, you can afford it if you win Lotto. ;-)

Though we don't know where Bubba will be next season. It could be Arizona, not Florida, for spring training.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, August 10, 2007 5:41 PM  

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