Archive for the ‘Mark Prior’ Category

Mark Prior and Me: A Life Story

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Mark Prior retired from baseball on Tuesday, which probably goes somewhere on this year's list of top "No sh*t, Sherlock" moments. Prior hadn't pitched in the big leagues since 2006, though he has attempted multiple comebacks throughout the years. The end officially came in a hotel lobby at baseball's Winter Meetings, ...

A Cautionary Tale

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

It would seem that Nats fans are pretty jacked up for Tuesday's major league debut of Stephen Strasburg. The team, which generally can't draw gnats, is expecting to sell standing room only seats for the game against the Pirates. Certainly, the excitement is warranted. Strasburg zoomed through the minors, going 7-2 ...

Johnnie B. Bad?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

On Sunday, we learned that the San Diego Padres have officially given up on the Mark Prior Reclamation Project, putting a once incredibly promising career onto seemingly permanent ice. On Monday, the Cincinnati Reds announced that promising young hurler Edinson Volquez underwent Tommy John surgery and will not be pitching for ...

This Just In: Mark Prior’s Arm Might Fall Off Soon

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

No surprise here, but the hits just keep on coming for the San Diego Padres. Not that they were counting on Mark Prior for anything anyway. I mean, who would?Anyway, Prior is out for the season without ever really being in it so he can undergo surgery on a tear ...

In Which Phillips and McD Weep Openly

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Sad news out of San Diego, baseball fans. Staff ace and resident grunter (seriously, listen to him pitch) Jake Peavy is going to miss his next start with "discomfort in his elbow." I mean, the Padres already suck so, better safe than sorry.But everyone knows this is how it all ...

No Longer A Prior-ity

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

It's clearly "backwards week" in baseball. The Rays and Marlins are in first place. The Tigers are terrible. Jim Edmonds is a Chicago Cub. And Mark Prior getting hurt again didn't do one iota of damage to the team he's "playing" for, other than the fact that the Padres are ...

Time To Take Your Shirts Off, Ladies

Monday, December 17th, 2007

It has been a ubiquitous sight around Wrigley Field for the past five years -- the tightly fitting, almost leotard-like Mark Prior t-shirt on the body of some shapely blond or brunette. And perhaps the thought of that disappearing saddens me more than last week's under-the-radar news that Prior's tumultuous, ...