Just another night of college basketball games that you don’t care about unless you gamble on college basketball. Pitt at Virginia seems like it might be the game of the night just because it’s on ESPN. FS1 counters with Seton Hall at Villanova. Then, at 9, Kansas invades West Virginia. This has all the makings of a game where something fun is going to happen. Maybe a WVU...
In a fitting footnote to an unheralded career, Brian Giles didn’t receive a single Hall of Fame vote this year. While the likes of Troy Percival, Aaron Boone, Tom Gordon, and Darin Erstad — all significantly inferior players — combined for nine total votes, 549 ballots were filed without Giles checked off on any of them. Since he didn’t receive the required five percent...
Cleveland and Pittsburgh pair up on a swap, as the Indians send young outfielder Brian Giles to the Pirates for reliever Ricardo Rincon. Giles, who had spent parts of four seasons in the Tribe outfield, would explode onto the scene at Three Rivers Stadium, slugging four consecutive 30+ home run seasons, including a career-high 39 in 1999 while batting .315. He repeated his stellar...
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