Sunday, March 30, 2008


The Angels are not starting the season in the most ideal situation with two of their best starters and one of their best relievers on the disabled list. Hopefully, John Lackey will be back in the rotation in a couple of weeks. However, the futures of Kelvim Escobar and Scot Shields are much more in doubt. Escobar's career could be over, while the issues affecting Shields may be as much mental as physical.

ANAHEIM, CA - The Angels Saturday placed right-handed pitchers John Lackey, Kelvim Escobar, Scot Shields and Chris Bootcheck on the 15-day disabled list. The DL assignments are all retroactive to March 21. This announcement was made by General Manager Tony Reagins.

Lackey, 29, was placed on the disabled list due to a strained right triceps. This marks his first DL assignment of his career. Lackey made one Spring Training start, posting no record and a 5.40 ERA (1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO). He registered a 19-9 record with two complete game shutouts and an AL-best 3.01 ERA (224 IP – 75 ER) in 33 starts in 2007.

A native of Abilene, TX, Lackey was selected by the Angels in the second round of the 1999 free agent draft. He owns a lifetime record of 79-58 with 10 complete games, seven shutouts and a 3.82 ERA (1161.1 IP – 493 ER) in 183 games (182 starts).

Escobar, 31, was placed on the disabled list due to a torn right labrum. This marks the seventh tie he has been on the DL in his career. Escobar did not appear in Spring Training this season. He posted an 18-7 record with three complete games, one shutout and a 3.40 ERA (195.2 IP – 74 ER) in 30 starts in 2007.

A native of La Guaira, VZ, Escobar signed with the Angels as a free agent, Nov. 24, 2003. He owns a lifetime 101-90 record with 10 complete games, four shutouts, 59 saves and a 4.15 ERA (1502 IP – 693 ER) in 410 games (201 starts).

Shields, 32, was placed on the disabled list due to tightness in his right forearm. This marks the first time he has been on the DL in his career. Shields appeared in two Spring Training games, posting no record and an 18.00 ERA (2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 WP). He registered a 4-5 record with two saves and a 3.86 ERA (77 IP – 33 ER) in 71 appearances. Shields led the AL for the second straight season with 31 holds.

A native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Shields was selected by the Angels in the 38th round of the 1997 free agent draft. He owns a lifetime 39-34 record with 16 saves and a 2.95 ERA (570 IP – 187 ER) in 364 games (14 starts). His 35 wins in relief are the most by an Angels’ reliever in club history.

Bootcheck, 29, was placed on the disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle. This marks his second time on the DL in his career. Bootcheck appeared in one Spring Training game, posting no record and an 18.00 ERA (1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HB, 1 BB). He finished 3-3 with a 4.77 ERA (77.1 IP – 41 ER) in 51 games with the Angels in 2007.

A native of La Porte, IN, Bootcheck was selected by the Angels in the first round (20th pick) of the 2000 free agent draft. He owns a lifetime 3-6 record with one save and a 5.48 ERA (116.2 IP – 71 ER) in 67 games (3 starts).

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Friday, March 28, 2008


I'm just finding out about this move. Not sure what the motive is other than to audition potential new talent for next season. Aaron Williams wasn't really getting that much playing time anyway due to consistent and various injuries. The off-season figures to be a very busy time for the Clippers as they try to revamp their roster and skake off the funk of such a disappointing season.

The Los Angeles Clippers today signed free agent forward Marcus Williams from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League for the remainder of the season and waived forward Aaron Williams. Marcus Williams is the 23rd Gatorade Call-up from the NBA Development League this season.

Selected in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, Marcus Williams appeared in seven preseason games with the Spurs and averaged 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds before being waived on Oct. 27 and joining the Toros. The former University of Arizona standout re-signed with the Spurs on Dec. 26 and played in one game before being waived on Dec. 29.

The Seattle, Washington native has been a leader for the Toros in the D-League this season, earning D-League Player of the Week honors for the week of March 10, 2008. In 36 games with the Toros, Williams averaged 19.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 34.9 minutes. Williams started 23 games and also shot 52 percent from the field.

After starring at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Williams enjoyed a stellar two-year career at the University of Arizona, being named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2005-06 after playing in 33 games and averaging 13.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Williams averaged 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds in his sophomore year.

The Clippers signed Aaron Williams as a free agent on Aug. 1, 2006 and the veteran forward appeared in a total of 68 games over the last two seasons, starting 12 games. This season, Williams has missed a total of 19 games due to injury while averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.9 minutes in 30 games.

Marcus Williams will be in uniform and available tomorrow night in Los Angeles when the Clippers host the Memphis Grizzlies at STAPLES Center.

I Haven't Been Sleepin', Just Slippin'

Wow, has it really been a week since I posted something? And even longer since I posted something that wasn't a press release?

I've been slippin' for real, huh? Well, I'm sorry!

I could give you a paragraph full of excuses, but you didn't come here to hear excuses. You come here on a regular basis to hear some inside news and/or my opinions on the happenings of the day. And that's exactly what I'm about to give you-- but not right now.

I have some projects I need to finish first, but when I'm done, I'm gonna give you what you need!

Holla for now!

Friday, March 21, 2008


Just received this release from the Lakers. With no clear timetable for the return of Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Chris Mihm, or Trevor Ariza, the Lakers simply need bodies for practice at this point. Don't expect him to be on the team's playoff roster-- provided of course, everyone comes back healthy.

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ira Newble to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

Newble, currently in his eighth NBA season, most recently played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Seattle Supersonics, averaging 4.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 15.5 minutes in 43 combined games this season, including 13 starts.

Prior to playing in the NBA, Newble played in the International Basketball Association for the Wisconsin Blast (1997-98) and played in the CBA with the Idaho Stampede from the 1997-98 season through the 1999-2000 season.

Undrafted by an NBA team, Newble played two seasons with Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College before attending Miami (OH) University, where he averaged 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds in 58 games over two seasons, while being named Honorable Mention All-Mid American Conference his senior year.

In 374 career games including 197 starts, Newble is averaging 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 20.4 minutes.

The Lakers roster now stands at 15.

Monday, March 10, 2008

PAC-10 Honors Announced

As we got closer and closer to the end of the regular season, my fellow FSN broadcast partners would often engage in pretty lively debates on who should be on the Pac-10 First Team. Previously, the all-conference team consisted of 10 players with no first or second team designation. Thus, making this year's selection of just the five best players even more difficult.

I don't have any serious issues with this year's award winners, although I would have placed Jerryd Bayless on the first team ahead of James Harden. Not to take anything away from the ASU guard, but I just think Bayless was the better player this year.

As far as the coach of the year is concerned, Trent Johnson is definitely worthy of the honor. However, for Ben Howland to guide his team to a 16-2 record in the toughest conference in the country, he should at least be co-coach of the year.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., - In a vote of the 10 Conference coaches, UCLA freshman center Kevin Love has been named the 2007-08 Pacific-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, UCLA sophomore guard Russell Westbrook has been named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and Trent Johnson of STANFORD is the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

In a vote of the Pac-10 Coaches during their meetings last spring, the league has expanded the All-Conference honors from one team of 10 players to three teams of five players each.

The Complete Conference Honors:

Ryan Anderson CAL F Sophomore
James Harden ASU G Freshman
Brook Lopez STAN F Sophomore
Kevin Love UCLA C Freshman
O.J. Mayo USC G Freshman

Jerryd Bayless ARIZ G Freshman
Jon Brockman WASH F Junior
Darren Collison UCLA G Junior
Maarty Leunen ORE F Senior
Kyle Weaver WSU G Senior

Chase Budinger ARIZ F Sophomore
Taj Gibson USC F Sophomore
Derrick Low WSU G Senior
Jeff Pendergraph ASU F Junior
Russell Westbrook UCLA G Sophomore

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes): Aron Baynes (WSU, Jr., C), Patrick Christopher (CAL, So., G/F), Anthony Goods (STAN, Jr., G), Malik Hairston (ORE, Sr., G), Jordan Hill (ARIZ, So., F), Davon Jefferson (USC, Fr., F), Mitch Johnson (STAN, Jr., G), Robin Lopez (STAN, So., C), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (UCLA, Jr., F), Josh Shipp (UCLA, Jr. F).

Jerryd Bayless ARIZ G
James Harden ASU G
Davon Jefferson USC F
Kevin Love UCLA C
O.J. Mayo USC G

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes): Ty Abbott (ASU, G), Angelo Johnson (USC, G), Harper Kamp (CAL, F), Venoy Overton (WASH, G).

Darren Collison UCLA G Jr.
Taj Gibson USC F So.
Robin Lopez STAN C So.
Kyle Weaver WSU G Sr.
Russell Westbrook UCLA G So.

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes): Jon Brockman (WASH, Jr., F), Robbie Cowgill (WSU, Sr., F), Jordan Hill (ARIZ, So., F), Brook Lopez (STAN, So., F), Kevin Love (UCLA, Fr., C), O.J. Mayo (USC, Fr., G), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (UCLA, Jr., F), Jawann McClellan (ARIZ, Sr., G), Fred Washington (STAN, Sr., G).

KEVIN LOVE becomes the second freshman to earn Pac-10 Player of the Year, joining California's Shareef Abdur-Rahim who earned the honor during the 1995-96 season. Love is sixth in the league in scoring (17.4 ppg), second in rebounding (10.9 rpg), and sixth in field goal percentage (.570) . He's scored in double figures in all 31 games this season and has posted 19 double-doubles. He set a UCLA freshman record with 339 rebounds and is the fifth Bruin all-time to record more than 330 rebounds in a season. He also set a UCLA freshman single-game record with 21 rebounds at Oregon State, which were the most by a Bruin since David Greenwood grabbed 23 against Washington on Jan. 6, 1978. He becomes the sixth different Bruin to be honored as Pac-10 Player of the Year, joining Marques Johnson (1977), David Greenwood (1978, 79), Kenny Fields (1983), Ed O'Bannon (1995) and Arron Afflalo (2007).

KEVIN LOVE becomes the third Bruin in four years to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and the sixth Bruin overall to earn the rookie honor. He's the third center to earn the award, and first since Washington's Chris Welp in 1983-84.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK was key in guiding the Bruins to a league-leading 7.35 steals per game, while the Bruins allowed the opposition just 58.6 points per game (second in the Pac-10). His 50 steals led UCLA, while his 1.61 steals per game ranked sixth among all Pac-10 players this season. The Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award was previously awarded from 1984-86 before being discontinued. The coaches voted to reinstate the award during their meetings last spring.

TRENT JOHNSON, 51, has guided STANFORD to a 24-6 record, including a 13-5 mark and second-place finish in Pac-10 play. It's Stanford's best league mark and finish since posting a 17-1 record to capture the league title in 2003-04, the year before Johnson arrived on The Farm. The 24 victories are the most for a Johnson-coached squad since his Nevada team went 25-9 and reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2004. He's the third Stanford coach to claim the honor, joining Dick DiBiaso (1976) and four-time winner Mike Montgomery (1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004).

THE VOTE: Coach of the Year, All-Conference, All-Freshman, and All-Defensive teams are voted on by the coaches. Coaches are not permitted to vote for themselves or their own players for the honors.

Jack Nicholson As Roger Clemens

I can't take credit for the following post. One of my sports journalsim colleagues forwarded it to me. However, I thought it was so good that I should pass it along. Classic!

From an unknown source...

Clemens: You want answers?

Congressman: I think I'm entitled to them.

Clemens: You want answers?

Congressman: I want the truth!

Clemens: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has baseballs. And those balls have to be hit by men with bats. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Congressman?

I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for steroids and you curse HGH. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that HGH - while illegal - probably sells tickets. And my existence - while grotesque and incomprehensible to you - sells tickets.

You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that mound. You need me on that mound. We use words like fastball, slider, split-finger... We use these words as the backbone to a life spent playing a sport. You use 'em as a punchline.

I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and falls asleep to the Sportscenter clips I provide! And then questions the manner in which I provide them! I'd rather you just said 'Thank you' and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a bat and dig in. Either way, I don't give a damm what you think you're entitled to!

Congressman: Did you order the HGH?

Clemens: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.

Congressman: Did you order the HGH?

Clemens: You're goddamn right I did!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Shaun Livingston Medical Update

It seems as though Shaun Livingston's long road to recovery is still quite long. Don't be surprised if he does not play a single game this season.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Shaun Livingston had his left knee re-examined on Thursday, March 6 by Dr. James Andrews in San Francisco. Dr. Andrews issued the following statement regarding the current status of Livingston’s recovery:

"I evaluated Shaun yesterday in San Francisco. He has developed a lot of muscle return and recovery in the knee. The stability of the knee looks excellent. We are still holding him back from competitive play because he has developed some tendinitis about his knee, which will require approximately four more weeks to settle down. We will re-evaluate him at that time to see if he's able to undergo some high level basketball activity at the end of the season. We still expect a full recovery, but it is time related."

Livingston was originally injured during the first quarter of the Clippers win over the Charlotte Bobcats on February 26, 2007 at STAPLES Center, when he suffered tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral meniscus. Livingston also suffered a patella dislocation, in addition to a tibia/femoral dislocation. Andrews performed the surgery to repair the injuries on March 13, 2007 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham.


If he keeps it up at this pace, Oscar de la Hoya might turn into a more profitable promoter than boxer.


(LOS ANGELES – March 7, 2008) – Over the course of his storied 10-year career, two division world champion Ricky Hatton has achieved the rarest of feats – becoming a legitimate star on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, as he continues on his quest to be boxing’s best pound for pound fighter, “The Hitman” has aligned himself with Golden Boy Promotions, the premier promotional company in boxing, which he hopes will lead him on the road to the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota.

“I’m pleased to be working with Golden Boy Promotions and I know that each one of my fights will be bigger than the last, not only for me, but for all of my loyal fans,” said Hatton. “I got a taste of working with Oscar and his team with my fight with Floyd Mayweather and they’re a world-class company. They're the kind of team I need to keep me in big fights against the best in the world.”

President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya continued, “I’ve always been a fan of Ricky Hatton and it’s an honor to partner with Ricky and Punch Promotions to add him to the Golden Boy Promotions roster. He’s a fighter universally loved by fight fans because of his heart and aggressive style. We’re all expecting even bigger and better things from him in the coming months.”

Hatton’s first fight under this new promotional contract will be announced at a later date.

One of boxing’s true superstars, Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton (43-1, 31 KO’s) has grown from a local attraction into a member of boxing’s pound for pound elite. A proud native and resident of Manchester, England, Hatton won his first world title, the WBU crown, in 2001 and defended that belt an amazing 15 times. But it wasn’t until he stopped Kostya Tszyu for the IBF and Ring Magazine junior welterweight titles in June of 2005 that he truly broke out onto the world scene. Later in 2005 he added the WBA title to his collection by knocking out Carlos Maussa and by 2006 he won the WBA welterweight title by defeating Luis Collazo in his first fight in the United States since 2000. Hatton has since made the US his second home, defeating Juan Urango and Jose Luis Castillo here. In his most recent fight, Hatton fell short of victory against the world’s best pound for pound fighter, Floyd Mayweather in one of the year’s biggest events. After a short vacation, Hatton is chomping at the bit to get back in the ring and reaffirming that he is the best 140-pound fighter in the world.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Amanda Beard Joins FSN Prime Ticket

Los Angeles – On Saturday, March 8, FSN PRIME TICKET airs the 2008 Pac-10 Women’s Swimming Championships from Long Beach, Calif. Beginning at 12 PM, the regional sports network delivers event highlights and championship day coverage. Olympic Gold Medalist and former Pac-10 standout Amanda Beard is the event analyst.

Beard, a seven-time Olympic Medalist and NCAA individual champion for the University of Arizona, contributes expert analysis while play-by-play announcer Ted Robinson calls the action. The Pac-10 Women’s Swimming Championships were held Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1 at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

This year’s Pac-10 Championships boasts some of the nation’s best talent in the pool. The Arizona Wildcats try to defend their 2007 Pac-10 title while Stanford looks to take the crown after posting their 12th straight conference dual meet victory.

Individually, California’s Lauren Rodgers looks to defend last year’s performance of three individual championships in the 100 back, 50 free and 200 back. Arizona’s Lacy Nymeyer, last season’s Pac-10 Conference Swimmer of the Year, enters the 2008 Championships on a hot streak, having gone undefeated in all of her individual events during her last four meets.

Repeat airings of the Pac-10 Women’s Swimming Championships are as follows: Saturday, March 8 at 6:30 PM on FSN WEST; Sunday, March 9 at 12PM on FSN PRIME TICKET; Monday, March 10 at 2PM on FSN WEST; Tuesday, March 11 at 4PM on FSN PRIME TICKET and Thursday, March 13 at 5PM on FSN PRIME TICKET.

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De La Hoya vs. Forbes Tickets On Sale March 4th

Hey LA-area fight fans, here's a chance to see the never-ending career of Oscar de la Hoya. This tune-up fight will set the stage for "The Golden Boy's" rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. this fall.

LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2008) – Tickets for Oscar de la Hoya’s “Homecoming” fight against Steve Forbes on May 3 at The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, go on sale Tuesday, March 4 starting at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced as low as $25, with more than 17,000 tickets available at $75 or less.

De La Hoya vs. Forbes will be the first-ever boxing event at The Home Depot Center’s 27,000 seat soccer stadium and caps off a weekend of sports and entertainment activities that will celebrate the homecoming of De La Hoya, who has not fought in Los Angeles since 2000. The fight card will also feature an exciting undercard line-up to be announced shortly.

Tickets, priced at $600, $300 and $150 for the floor, and $75, $50 and $25, will be available starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. PT at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Home Depot Center Box Office open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT, and on event days. Event Suites, group packages, VIP packages and hospitality packages are available by calling 1-877-AEG-TICKETS (1-877-234-8425) or by visiting

The “Homecoming” weekend will start on Friday, May 2, with a live TeleFutura “Solo Boxeo” fight card and a live Latin music concert from The Home Depot Center’s 8,000-seat tennis stadium. More details on the weekend’s events, including the complete fight card and tickets sales will be announced shortly. For more information, please visit

“Homecoming” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with AEG and The Home Depot Center and sponsored by Cazadores, Tecate, Rockstar Energy Drink, Southwest Airlines and Affliction Clothing. The match up will be televised live by HBO’s World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.

A 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist and six-division world champion, “The Golden Boy” Oscar de la Hoya (38-5, 30 KO’s) has fought boxing’s elite for over 15 years, capturing titles from the 130 to 160 pound weight divisions. His history fighting in Los Angeles includes his professional debut against Lamar Williams at The Forum on November 23, 1992, his first world title bout on March 5, 1994, when he stopped Jimmi Bredahl at the Olympic Auditorium to win the WBO World Super Featherweight Title; and four fights later, when he returned to the Olympic Auditorium to stop John Avila in December of 1994. His last bout at home was in 2000 when he fought Shane Mosley at STAPLES Center. He now returns May 3.

A former World Champion who has come up the hard way in the sport, Stevie “2 Pounds” Forbes (33-5, 9 KO’s) is finally getting the big shot every fighter dreams of and has no intentions of losing on May 3. An 11-year veteran who won a world title in 2000, the 30-year-old Forbes is a slick stylist with a granite chin who has never been knocked down as a professional. Forbes put a halt to the comeback of highly-touted Francisco “Panchito” Bojado in October of last year. He plans on doing the same to De La Hoya this spring.

Dodgers Announce Split-Squad Roster For Beijing

Here's a release from the Dodgers about their upcoming series of exhibition games in Beijing against the Padres. Notable names making the trip: Matt Kemp, Andruw Jones, Nomar Garciaparra. Notable names NOT making the trip: Russell Martin, Jeff Kent, James Loney.

The attached roster features the names and statistical information for the split squad team that will be playing the first-ever Major League exhibition games in China.

While this squad is in China, the players not listed here will be playing eight Grapefruit League games in Florida, with Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managing the team.

The two-game series against the Padres will be played on March 15 and 16 and both games are scheduled for 1:05 p.m. starts local time in Beijing and 10:05 p.m. Pacific Time the night before (March 14 & 15).

Los Angeles Dodgers Roster for Beijing, China
Manager: Joe Torre (6) Coaches: Mariano Duncan (29), Lorenzo Bundy (21), John Shoemaker (12), Bill Mueller (3)

*65 Falkenborg, Brian R-R 6-6 230 01/18/78 Newport Beach, CA Peoria, AZ
57 Hull, Eric R-R 5-11 185 12/03/79 Yakima, WA Selah, WA
52 Koplove, Mike R-R 5-11 175 08/30/76 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA
56 Kuo, Hong-Chih L-L 6-0 237 07/23/81 Tainan City, Chinese Taipei Tainan City, Chinese Taipei
59 Miller, Greg L-L 6-5 220 11/03/84 Orange, CA Yorba Linda, CA
62 Orenduff, Justin R-R 6-4 205 05/27/83 Hagerstown, MD Chesapeake, VA
61 Park, Chan Ho R-R 6-2 210 06/30/73 Kong Ju, South Korea Arlington, TX
60 Riley, Matt L-L 6-1 225 08/02/79 Santa Ana, CA Surprise, AZ
66 Shackelford, Brian L-L 6-1 205 08/30/76 McAlester, OK McAlester, OK
50 Stults, Eric L-L 6-0 215 12/09/79 Plymouth, IN Argos, IN
37 Sturtze, Tanyon R-R 6-5 230 10/12/70 Worcester, MA Alpharetta, GA
72 Troncoso, Ramon R-R 6-2 203 02/16/83 San Jose De Ocoa, DR San Jose de Ocoa, DR

36 Ardoin, Danny R-R 6-0 220 07/08/74 Ville Platta, LA Ville Platta, LA
73 Ellis, A.J. R-R 6-3 240 04/09/81 Cape Girardeau, MO Lexington, KY
71 May, Lucas R-R 6-0 190 10/24/84 Las Vegas, NV Chesterfield, MO

80 Chavez, Angel R-R 6-1 180 07/22/81 David Chiriqui, Panama Reno, NV
5 Garciaparra, Nomar R-R 6-0 190 07/23/73 Whittier, CA Manhattan Beach, CA
81 Gonzalez, Juan S-R 6-0 160 02/23/82 Valencia, Venezuela Valencia, Venezuela
*xx Howard, Kevin L-R 6-2 185 06/25/81 Hinsdale, IL Thousand Oaks, CA
14 Hu, Chin-lung R-R 5-11 191 02/02/84 Tainan City, Chinese Taipei Tainan City, Chinese Taipei
76 Lindsey, John R-R 6-2 230 01/30/77 Hattiesburg, MS Hattiesburg, MS
33 Martinez, Ramon R-R 6-0 190 10/10/72 Philadelphia, PA Dorado, Puerto Rico
83 Tiffee, Terry S-R 6-3 225 04/21/79 Little Rock, AR Little Rock, AR
47 Sweeney, Mark L-L 6-1 195 10/26/69 Framingham, MA Encinitas, CA

78 Griffin, John-Ford L-L 6-2 215 11/19/79 Sarasota, FL Sarasota, FL
25 Jones, Andruw R-R 6-1 210 04/23/77 Willemstad, Curacao Duluth, GA
27 Kemp, Matt R-R 6-2 230 09/23/84 Midwest City, OK Midwest City, OK
22 Lombard, George L-R 6-0 210 09/14/75 Atlanta, GA Miami, FL
*75 Paul, Xavier L-R 6-0 200 02/25/85 Slidell, LA Slidell, LA
84 Ruan, Wilkin R-R 6-0 182 09/18/78 Ramon Santana, DR Guaymate, DR
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