This Date in Ducksnorts (20 Nov)

More stuff from the land of once-upon-a-time:

  • Ichiro Wins MVP, Padres Recall Several Prospects, and Joyner Joins Front Office (2001). I was probably too harsh on Ichiro, but he shouldn’t have won the award. As for Wally Joyner’s hiring, here’s what I said back then:

    It’s good to see the organization hiring guys like Joyner and Dave Magadan in key instructional and talent evaluation roles. These are men who understand the value of plate discipline, and their philosophy will help foster a better approach to hitting throughout the system. Not that their presence is a panacea for the Padres but it certainly should help.

    Still think Magadan got kind of a bum deal, but whatever. Dude has a ring, I doubt he’s complaining.

  • Kevin Towers: Deals of 1995-96, Part 1 (2006). Bip Roberts for Wally Joyner; Brad Ausmus and Andujar Cedeno for John Flaherty and Chris Gomez; Bryce Florie, Marc Newfield, and Ron Villone for Greg Vaugn. Good times…

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28 Responses »

  1. Any post with Joyner is a good post. Wally will always be one of my favorite baseball players. Honest, respectful and plays hard.

  2. Re 1: Joyner was a Juicer.

  3. Wally sells a juicer? Is it like the Forman Grill only for fruits and vegetables? How do I get one of those…

    Wouldn’t that be a great idea…have Bonds market the Bonds* Juicer…for only $79.99. Dude would make tens of millions!

  4. OT – Hey G.Y. how about them Aztecs!

  5. GY … best poll ever :-)

  6. #4: No clue. News is hard to come by where I’m at right now (just found out A-Rod won the AL MVP).

    #5: Thanks, sir; glad you like it. 8)

  7. It’s over folks. Blum is gone again…. for now. Who knows, he could be back again…but those who complained about him incessantly may be wishing for his re-appearance when the Padres are rolling Luis Rodriguez or Oscar Robles out to second base on a daily basis.

  8. 3: Will it make your head swell up?