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PostPosted: Tue 10/13/20 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think about it before but since Ryan Weathers made his MLB debut against the Cardinals, last week, former pitcher David Weathers is his father and had a big impact on helping him get to where he is. Article from Union Tribune
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PostPosted: Wed 3/10/21 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like this one is due for some updates.
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PostPosted: Thu 3/11/21 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was news to me. I didn't know Manny is the brother-in-law of Yonder Alonso. From the Padres' home page
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PostPosted: Sat 3/13/21 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - it is something I did not know before Manny came here, either.
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PostPosted: Sat 6/5/21 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a good story about former World Series opponents Al Leiter and Marquis Grissom, with their sons facing off in the Regionals this weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue 7/13/21 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the article about family ties in this year's draft - I'm posting here because of the topic.
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PostPosted: Sun 8/15/21 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the first time in almost 60 years, a battery of brothers was featured in a major league game, and it was the Cubs' Romines who were those brothers--Andrew and Austin of Trabuco Hills.

It wasn't by design, as Chicago was in mop-up mode in the ninth inning of a blow-out loss to the Brewers in Wrigley Field on Thursday. And it was only on that very day that the two brothers were actually, by some twist of fate, on the roster of the same team.

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Combined, the Romines have played over 1,000 games in the Majors and more than 2,500 professional games between seven organizations. The only time they played on the same team was as Arizona Fall League All-Stars back in 2010...

Austin Romine signed with the Cubs over the offseason to be the backup catcher, but injuries shelved him for most of the season. He was activated from the injured list on Thursday. Andrew joined the fold on a minor league contract and came up after a series of trade deadline moves depleted Chicago's roster.

"I mean, we weren't even sure if we were ever going to be on the same team in the same organization," Andrew Romine said. "Today was a surprise. ... To be able to see him in the dugout was pretty cool."

Andrew Romine said this was the first time he pitched to his brother since their days as high schoolers in California.

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PostPosted: Mon 8/16/21 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrific story about the Romines!
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PostPosted: Sun 8/22/21 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And last night at Petco Park, we got to see the Nola brothers face off as the Phillies' Aaron pitched to his brother, Padres catcher Austin. Aaron struck out Austin on three fastballs.

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The matchup Saturday was the first ever meeting of the two Nolas as professionals. They’d spent most of their careers in different leagues, with Austin playing for Seattle before he was dealt to the Padres before last August’s trade deadline. When the two teams met earlier this season, Aaron didn’t pitch and Austin was on the injured list with a left knee sprain.

"We thought it might happen early on in the season in Philly, but he was hurt and I [wasn't] pitching,” Aaron said. “... It ended up lining up perfectly. That was pretty fun tonight."

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PostPosted: Sun 8/22/21 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To tell the truth I wish the "other" Nola had gotten the better of his brother!

Though I can say, it is always fun to see brothers match up against each other.
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PostPosted: Wed 9/8/21 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vlad Jr. has joined his dad in an exclusive club this week--father-son duos who've hit 40 home runs in a season.

The other combo was Prince Fielder and his dad, Cecil Fielder.

Congratulations to Jr.!
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PostPosted: Mon 9/27/21 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw where Bradley Zimmer (Indians) homered off his brother Kyle (Royals), today! Here's the article.

The Indians won the game, 8-3, at Progressive Field.

The other 3 times this has happened in MLB history:

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Oct. 7, 1904: George Stovall (CLE, batter) at Jesse Stovall (DET, pitcher)

July 19, 1933: Rick Ferrell (Red Sox, batter) vs. Wes Ferrell (CLE, pitcher)

May 29, 1975: Joe Niekro (HOU, batter) at Phil Niekro (ATL, pitcher)
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PostPosted: Mon 9/27/21 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

La Jolla in the house! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 9/29/21 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that. Very Happy
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