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DiSarcina and Eckstein join Angels’ coaching staff

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim received two new coaches; Gary DiSarcina as the third-base coach and former hitting coach, Rick Eckstein. Gary DiSarcina was a former Angels’ short-stop. During his 1989 to 2000 seasons, DiSarcina acted as a figure that everyone in the ball club looked up to. DiSarcina played in 1,086 games with the Angels earning a .258 batting...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

David Eckstein responds to Easter Egg from 'Parks & Rec' episode

Remember last week on Parks & Rec, when creator Michael Schur slipped a nice baseball-related Easter egg into the show? Well, David Eckstein starred in a video as an attorney in response to it, and it is *fantastic*. "Do you know understand the unwritten laws of baseball because no one has written them now?" "I've got a number for you - four. It's the...
Via The Outside Corner
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals fire hitting coach Rick Eckstein

Robb Carr/Getty Images The Washington Nationals will finish the season with a new hitting coach after the team fired Rick Eckstein on Monday. Eckstein was in his fifth season as the Nationals hitting coach and will be replaced by minor league hitting coordinator Rick Schu. The Nationals had scored 362 runs though their first 98 games this season ranking them 28th in baseball. With...
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series MVP David Eckstein UF graduate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The not-so-subtle reminders faded away for the better part of a decade. Whitey Eckstein understood the situation. His son David, a former walk-on baseball player at Florida, was living a most improbable dream. David Eckstein wasn't supposed to be good enough to play for the Gators when he tried out for the team in 1994. "He stood around for three weeks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: If David Eckstein Were a Storm Chaser... by R.J. Anderson

...there would be a giant heart on these uniforms.  Image via Minda Haas, who has a number of other pictures of these beauties on her site. 
Via Baseball Prospectus
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

HOVG Heroes: David Eckstein

BOB BLEACHER on DAVID ECKSTEINDavid Eckstine belongs in the Hall of Faem because I think be played baseball real good. You know cares because his unifrim was is always dirty and he hustled. He went too two World Series and won an MVP award at one of those two World Serious. At an All-Star Game that fans voted him into, he played reel good and helped his team get the most points with...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

You Can’t Measure Heart, or David Eckstein Bows Out

Hat Tip: The Orange County Register In case you missed this news earlier in the week, David Eckstein in leaning toward retirement. He hasn’t officially declared yet, but considering Eckstein didn’t play at all last season (and he doesn’t seem to excited about the offers he has received), it seems likely that it’s only a matter of time. Since this seems to get asked every...
Via Fangraphs
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Eckstein to Headline Hot Stove Banquet

The University of Illinois baseball team and the Fighting Illini Dugout Club will host the 2012 Hot Stove Banquet, featuring former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein, on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Via University of Illinois Athletics
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2006 St. Louis Cardinal World Series MVP David Eckstein Narrates David and Goliath

World Series MVP's from the St. Louis Cardinals continue having big hits in 2011.  David Eckstein, 2006 St. Louis Cardinal World Series MVP,  narrates the first interactive version of the David and Goliath story book app for kids in a recently released app based on the biblical classic.   Eckstein, as many of my St. Louis baseball fans recall,  played the role of "David...
Via The Show Speak
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Eckstein dishes on Pujols' future

After Tony La Russa's retirement announcement Monday, there were two huge questions looming over the World Series champions. Who will succeed La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals? And what impact will the new manager have on Albert Pujols' free agency? David Eckstein, who played with Pujols in St. Louis from 2005 through 2007, answered both questions at once....
Via Fox Sports
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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