Baseball Toaster The Griddle
A place where a man can slow down to a walk and live his life full measure, but he has to keep his watch on Pacific Time.
Frozen Toast
Google Search
The Griddle

02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  10  07 
06  05  04  03 
Suggestions, comments, ring the catcher's interference alarm?

Email me at

The stuff I keep track of
Random Game Callbacks

Select a date:

Personal favorites that I wrote
The name's the same
2006-05-15 10:49
by Bob Timmermann

The Angels have optioned infielder Howie Kendrick to Salt Lake City and recalled Erick Aybar.

So now both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have an Aybar on their teams as an infielder AND they both have players named Izturis on the disabled list.

2006-05-15 11:06:11
1.   Vishal
and which ones are better, in your estimation?
2006-05-15 11:10:14
2.   Bob Timmermann
I'm not qualified to judge. But from seeing Cesar and Macier play, I would tab Cesar as better, mainly for his defense.

As for the Aybars, the jury is still out. Erick needs to get some playing time.

If the Dodgers had signed Bengie Molina in the offseason, there could be three "name's the same" guys.

2006-05-15 11:12:12
3.   Sam DC
Could've reupped Jeff Weaver too.
2006-05-15 11:12:43
4.   Sam DC
Follow up to your earlier post, do pink bats improve performance?
2006-05-15 11:26:13
5.   Bob Timmermann
I believe the phrase we are looking for here is "small sample size".

Bill Hall hit a game-winning home run with on. And Mark Kotsay hit one off of Randy Johnson with one.

2006-05-15 12:23:28
6.   scareduck
3 - after yesterday's explosion, the Dodgers are probably glad they didn't.

I seem to recall that they Aybars are also brothers.

2006-05-15 12:27:07
7.   Bob Timmermann
The Aybars are indeed brothers and full brothers unlike the Izturises who have different mothers.
2006-05-15 13:11:19
8.   Nagman
The Dodgers always seem to have the Wrong Brother (that might need the "tm" but I couldn't figure out the alt-1530 or whatever it is).

I think they are overdue for some Right Brothers. Fingers crossed for Willie, JD is a winner so far but could change, Cesar, I'm not sure I care.

2006-05-15 13:32:34
9.   grandcosmo
Sometimes even when the Dodgers have the right brother - Pedro Martinez - they manage to give him away.
2006-05-15 14:45:02
10.   Jacob L
8 Maybe LaRoche, too.

In the list of wrong brothers, everybody always forgets Ken Brett.

2006-05-15 14:54:11
11.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers also had both Waners and neither of them were good when they played for them.
2006-05-15 15:55:18
12.   grandcosmo
They had the right Allen brother in 1971 and got a very good year out of him.
2006-05-15 16:52:15
13.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers also had the right Murray brother.
2006-05-15 22:46:52
14.   Linkmeister
Um, they had the Sherry brothers, the Aspromonte brothers, and Ken Boyer (the best of the Boyers, although on the downside of his career).

Comment status: comments have been closed. Baseball Toaster is now out of business.