On Cans of Corn and the Origin of Baseball Terms

Having been around since pre-Civil War times, baseball has developed a language all its own to describe various things that can happen in a game.  Former MLB pitcher and current pitching instructor Jim Parque got to wondering on Twitter the other day: Still wondering where “Can of corn” came from. — Jim Parque (@Parqman40) August 1, 2015 That got me to wondering, too, and so I...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA Doesn’t Learn Celebration Lesson

UCLA beat Cal State Fullerton 8-1 on Sunday to win their Super Regional and advance to the College World Series for the first time since Jim Parque and Troy Glaus donned the blue and gold. Junior Rob Rasmussen pitched them into Omaha with a complete game two-hitter, striking out nine. After getting the final out, there was a dogpile celebration that is commonplace on diamonds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 2010  |  Discuss

Former pitcher Jim Parque resurfaces to tell us why he used PEDs

If you read only one baseball-related piece today, make sure that it's Jim Parque's explanation in the Chicago Sun-Times of why he decided to use HGH during his unremarkable big league career. It's a way more detailed article than I thought it'd be and the tiny lefty's reasoning centers around a career-derailing injury he suffered during the 2000 ALDS and his fears that he'd never...
Via Big League Stew
July 23, 2009  |  Discuss

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