Sorry this is kind of late, but I was gone all weekend, and I totally missed the Latest Leaders. But this time I got #29, which is much better than the last time, so I am thankful. In the tradition started by Jimmy, I will dedicate this ranking to #29, first baseman Fred McGriff.

Known as the “Crime Dog”, McGriff was drafted by the Yankees in 1981 draft. He was traded to the Blue Jays in 1982, and got to the majors in 1987. In 1990, he was traded to the Padres for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter. He led the National League in home runs in 1992, but was traded to the Braves in 1993. He went on the play with the Devil Rays, the Cubs, the Dodgers, and the Rays again. He finally retired in 2005.

He had five All-Star game apperances, including being the MVP of the 1994 All-Star game. He won one World Series and three Silver Slugger awards. He ended his career with a batting average of .284, 493 home runs, and 1,550 runs batted in.

He is currently hosting a radio program in Tampa. He is also an assistant baseball coach for a high school in Tampa.

Big thanks to Rays Renagade for recommending this player to me!

In Padres news, Jake Peavy has a new tattoo! It’s a tribute to his Native American heritage. Wow.

There are these really cool videos from Spring Training that are being posted on the Padres’ website. They are part interviews, part footage of players working out. I love being able to see how the players are doing, and just to see the players! In the latest video, they showed my boy Kouz taking some grounders. It was so cool to see him again! Hopefully his shoulder and back will be OK this year.

In other randomness, have you guys heard about Jack Box? Yes, the founder of Jack-in-the-Box. Well, at the beginning of the month, he got hit by a bus! He suffered a massive head trauma, which is not to say that his massive head had a trauma, but his head had a massive trauma! So for all you Jack-in-the-Box fans, you gotta go support Jack and his family in this tough time. Join the Facebook page, or send a get well card, or sign up for updates, or just watch poor Jack on the webcam. But be sure to watch all the footage from all the events that have transpired since the accident. They are hilarious, er, ahem, so sad! Support Mr. Box!!



(photo credit: wikipedia.com) 



  1. Kaybee

    JEN, I’m glad to be the first Padres fan you’ve ever “met”! Definitely come here if you ever need any Padres news 🙂

    JULIA, I certianly will! And yeah, that probably wouldn’t be the best for Jack 🙂 His family is asking that you would go order anything on the menu, anytime, in lieu of flowers…

  2. jimmy27nyy

    Hey, Kaybee …

    “Congratulations” on being ranked #29 on the latest “Leader’s List” !!! … Nice dedication in honor of Fred McGriff … He had great lifetime stats, including ending up tied with the great Lou Gehrig with 493 career homeruns !!! … When he was traded to the Padres from the Blue Jays in 1990, it was a good deal for both teams; but, when he was first traded away from the Yankees at the beginning of his career in 1982, that was probably one of the worst deals in New York Yankees history !!! … McGriff had a great career, and probably will be voted into the Hall of Fame at some point in the future !!!! … Kaybee, nice post, and thanks for mentioning my name in the post !!! ….. Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L” ….. http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

  3. happyyoungster

    OMG! Jack-in-the-Box food is the best!

    When I go to Spring Training, it’s like a treat (they don’t have any in the Midwest). I was blabbering to my wife about that place for a month before we left last year.
    Poor Jack! I hope he still sells me food next month when I arrive in Phoenix!


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