Monday, February 25, 2013

Mike Sadek, Michael Haynes, Sid Bream, Derek Loville

Hi everyone,
I received some great returns recently.

Mike Sadek was a catcher for the San Francisco Giants when I was growing up.  I liked him.  He was a hard nosed player who gave it his all.  He worked hard to make it to the major leagues and that was one of his favorite memories.  He said that just finally making it to the big leagues after 6 years in the minors - calling my dad to let him know - playing against and with some of the best player playofs in the world!  I asked what made him want to be a catcher--his dad loved the position and my older brother was a catcher (a much bigger catcher!!).  I asked if he could rewatch any game, what game would it be.  He siad he would rewatch the game in Chicago where he broke his jaw in a collision with Ivan Dejesus.  He never saw it on the field or on a replay.  His brother said that it was the worst collision he ever saw.  He also said that Ivan Dejesus played the next day.

Michael Haynes was an excellent receiver for the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.  He had a great career and was part of the first Atlanta playoff team in a long time.  He had a great game in the win over the Saints.  He had over 100 yards and two touchdowns.  He had over 1100 in 1991 and two straight seasons of double digit touchdowns.

Sid Bream was a good player who was part of one of the most famous plays in baseball playoff history.  Who can forget the slide? Outside of the slide, his favorite memory was returning to Pittsburgh from going to the Braves and hitting a HR in his first at bat.  His favorite stadium to play in was San Diego before football played on it. 

Derek Loville was a great running back for the Oregon Ducks and I was shocked that he went undrafted.  He was part of the last San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl championship team as well as the back to back Denver Broncos Super Bowl championship teams.  He was a starter for the 49ers for one season and played excellent.  It was too bad he didn't get more opportunity.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Photo update

The past month has been very good to me.  I have loved going to the mailbox.