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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Fri 4/1/16 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost did a double take when I was scanning the final rosters for some teams today, and ran across "Matt Duffy", infielder for the Astros. Had some move been made that I had missed? The infielder by the name of Matt Duffy is a popular young player that S.F. has had high hopes for, contributing to a world championship for the team in his rookie year. What could be offered that would prompt them to give him up?

Then, I realized this was a different Matt Duffy. The rookie who plays in Houston is Matthew Edward Duffy. The more-recognized player of the same name is Matthew Michael Duffy.
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PostPosted: Sun 2/5/17 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Super Bowl Sunday, one of the competing teams features quarterback Matt Ryan.

So of course I had to chuckle about this article on MLB.com about all the "Matt Ryans" in the history of baseball. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 2/6/17 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a really good way to mix in baseball!
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PostPosted: Mon 2/20/17 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notable "name game" item out of White Sox camp at CBRG--Giovanni Soto/Geovany Soto.
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PostPosted: Wed 2/22/17 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol - brings back memories of all the Dave Roberts and Bobby Jones types we have had playing for my Padres Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 5/10/17 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Saturday's Padres-Dodgers game featured a match-up of two similarly named batteries--Clayton/Austin vs. Clayton/Austin. That is, Clayton Richard for the Padres being caught by Austin Hedges, while Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw to Austin Barnes. Both starting pitchers are lefties, to boot.
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PostPosted: Wed 5/10/17 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our guys were talking about this one, too. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 2/20/19 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, Zach Britton has changed his name to "Zack" Britton.

Okay...
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