Friday, August 04, 2006
Phillies Phlashback Phridays: Joe Boever
Welcome to the 1st official Phillies Phlashback Phriday. We will be showcasing a past Phillie each Friday for simple reasons of fun and nostalgia. Note that these players won't necessarily be of statistical merit, rather mere amusement. The first player of the series: Joe "Leave it to" Boever.
Joe Boever should be remembered for an amazingly groomed porn 'stache. I love leafing through old baseball cards and coming across a dude that is distinguishable from a certain era...aka late 80's early 90's in this case. A look back over this man's career and nothing astonishing pops out as he was your average reliever from that era of baseball. However, his 2 years in Philly (90-91)produced respectable ERA's of 2.15 and 3.84, both below his career ERA of 3.93. So here's to you Joe Boever, we here at WSBGM's salute you on this very fine day of August 4th, 2006!
*Chase Utley now up to 35 games. Heading to the media capital of the World, NY, Utley will surely be in the spotlight for this weekend series.
*Chris Coste continues to rise above expectations. I know I'm jumping the gun on this one, but with his defense and hitting thus far...starting catcher anyone?
*Cory Lidle and Bobby Abreu are acclimating themselves nicely to the Yanks, which means I now hate them both!