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The Most Interesting Man In Jupiter Is Named Jaime

Jaime. When you look him up on Baseball-Reference and scroll down to the always fun ‘similar pitchers’ feature, and see his top result, you can’t help but chuckle. It’s Mark Prior, because, of course it is. Remember – Baseball-Reference isn’t Sports Pickle or The Onion – they’re not trying to be funny. This is just a pure statistical analysis between thousands and...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Prior, Alou reunited as Padres farm instructors

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mark Prior and Moises Alou, forever linked by the Steve Bartman incident that helped deny the Chicago Cubs a trip to the 2003 World Series, have been reunited as roving minor league instructors with the San Diego Padres. Alou will be a special assistant for player development and Prior will be pitching instructor. Prior was five outs from pitching the Cubs into the...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose, Have You Met Mark Prior?

Fans have begun to grow tired of the constant setbacks regarding the health of Derrick Rose.  Sadly this isn’t the first time Chicago has seen this.  A remarkable athlete with a devastating arsenal of abilities who constantly sees his body betray him in one aspect or another.  Not too long ago Chi-Town was treated to a similar false messiah by the name of Mark Prior. The hype...
Via Sports Mockery
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Forgive Steve Bartman

As Cubs fans everywhere remember what could have been, somewhere a certain Steve Bartman continues to receive death threats. 11 years on, Cubs fans still look longingly as the 2003 Cubs team, a plucky group of players, arguably the most successful since 1945. The Cubs were tantalizingly close to a World Series, the fanbase was so ready to shed the decades long stigma derived from...
Via Sports Mockery
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Re-living the disastrous Steve Bartman incident

2003 was supposed to be The Year for the Chicago Cubs. They had a 3-2 lead over the Marlins in the NLCS, and led them 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Mark Prior was on the hill and dealing. Then…disaster. Prior allowed a one-out double to Juan Pierre. Luis Castillo hit a foul pop-up down the line that Moises Alou nearly caught…but Steve Bartman got in Alou...
Via The Outside Corner
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Bauers' bat making an impact in the Padres' system

FORT WAYNE - "The big separator as you go forward in baseball is that more physical tools start to grade out even and what separates guys is what they do upstairs and stay one step ahead of their opponent," opined former Cubs' All-Star Mark Prior, now the Padres' Special Assistant to the General Manager on a recent trip to El Paso, San Diego's AAA affiliate, on the differences between...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #22

The Cubs’ prospect- and retread-heavy travel squad beat the Reds.  Summary: Spring training rolls on, and we continue to count down the days to Opening Day.  Follow our lineup here. Promise In 2001, the Cubs signed one of the most famous players to ever wear #22 for the North Siders.  His name was Mark Prior, and he was taken second overall after a guy named Joe Mauer.  Mauer...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Prior and Me: A Life Story

Mark Prior retired from baseball on Tuesday, which probably goes somewhere on this year’s list of top  “No ****, 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, where Prior told St. Paul Pioneer Press Twins beat...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Prior retires from baseball

Mark Prior has retired from baseball. Once a star pitcher of the Chicago Cubs, Prior had not pitched in the major leagues since 2006 even as he attempted a comeback each season. Last year it was the Cincinnati Reds who gave Prior a chance, they let him go in June. Prior is expected to pursue a front office job, possibility with San Diego. He finishes his career with a 42-29 record...
Via Tireball.com
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Prior officially retires from baseball

On Monday, former All-Star pitcher Mark Prior announced that he has officially retired from baseball after an injury-riddled career that included numerous comeback attempts. When he broke into the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 2002, Prior instantly became a star and looked like he was destined for greatness. During his first full season in 2003, Prior posted an 18-6 record...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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