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Rare double-Cup (Calder, Stanley) appearance to take place near Grand Rapids, MI

This is pretty cool: the Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner reports that the Grand Rapids suburb of Grandville, MI will be hosting both the AHL's Calder Cup and the NHL's Stanley Cup this weekend, making a rare double-appearance for charitable purposes: The Stanley Cup, emblematic of the winner of the NHL championship, and the Calder Cup, which goes to the champions...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Another YouTube moment for Red Wings prospect Tomas Jurco

I spotted this clip of Red Wings prospect Tomas Jurco attempting to use a "Frankenstick," as inspired by Grand Rapids Griffins equipment manager Brad Thompson, in my subscription feed, and Puck Daddy found it while I was out doing a pop run, too. The Griffins players' reactions to the stick are amusing, and then Jurco gets his hands on the stick...With predictable results:
Via Kukla's Korner
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Seth Maness be another Brad Thompson?

As many St. Louis Cardinals fans know, right-handed pitcher Seth Maness was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on Monday. The control artist was hailed by some as a welcome change-of-pace from the upper 90’s throwers getting considerable attention in the Cardinals bullpen. Others, however, scoff at Maness’ 90-ish mile per hour fastball and compare the former 11th...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Petr Griffin isn’t tickled by Peter Griffin’s antics

Red Wings interim back-up goalie and top prospect Petr Mrazek's received as much attention for the image of Family Guy's Peter Griffin on his goalie mask, which is a creation of something of a legend in the mask-painting industry in David Gunnarson, but MLive's Ansar Khan and the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan found out that just because Petr Mrazek may indeed be a "...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Pebble Hunting: Born to Be Twins by Sam Miller

Last week, the Twins signed Brad Thompson to a minor-league contract. Two weeks earlier, Jason Marquis signed a major-league contract with the Twins. Jason Marquis pitches to contact, gets ground balls, strikes out few. Brad Thompson pitches to contact, gets ground balls, strikes out few. Some people are stars long before they get famous, and some people are artists long before they...
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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