Shifting gears a little, one idea I have for the Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual is a chapter devoted to three or so former Padres that didn’t make our lists of top players in franchise history (2007 Annual) but whose accomplishments deserve attention. I’m knee deep in the 1969 season, so one of my subjects will be outfielder Ollie Brown.
This leaves two more ex-Padres to consider. With no real guidelines other than they cannot have appeared in last year’s book, who should we profile?
Here are a few names to help get us started:
Other resources that might prove useful:
by Peter Friberg
You will not see all the notable performances from the night before, but you will see the notable performances from those who are actually prospects.
Lemon Grove Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball
Becky Friberg: 4 AB, 1 R, 2 H, 2 RBI – Clutch performance for someone who didn’t want to play. Thanks Honey!
Pete LaForest: 5 AB, 1 R, 1 H, 4 RBI; HR, 2 SO – played 3B
Will Venable: 4 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 1 RBI; BB, 2 SB
Matt Antonelli: 2 AB, 2 R, 1 H, 0 RBI; 3 BB
Brian Giles: 5 AB, 2 R, 3 H, 3 RBI; HR, SO
David Freese: 5 AB, 1 R, 2 H, 1 RBI; 3B
No significant performances…
Jeremy McBryde: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
Yefri Carvajal: 3 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 2 RBI; 2B, SF
Geoff Vandel: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR
Orlando Lara: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR
Dylan Axelrod: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR
LaForest playing third base… Interesting. Is he Rob Deer or what? His 18 homers place him in the top five in the Pacific Coast League. His average… not so much. Laforest is hitting .204/.324/.535…
Brian Giles also had an outfield assist. I heard one of the Mighty XX talk show hosts mention that he was surprised that there has been so little talk about Giles’ impending return. He’s right; there hasn’t been much of a buzz surrounding Giles’ return. And while Giles’ 2007 numbers are not good (.276/.347/.347) I do think he’ll be an improvement over Sledge/Cruz.
Thanks, Peter. No game Thursday. Be excellent to one another…