Various tidbits

Thanks to Mike Curto for this bit on former Rattlers 3B Greg Dobbs.

The Marlins have another candidate to challenge for the left-handed bat off the bench role.

Greg Dobbs, who has spent the past four seasons with the Phillies,
has signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring
Training.

The 32-year-old also is a candidate to play either first or third
base. In 88 games with the Phillies last year, Dobbs batted .196 with
five homers and 15 RBIs.

Dobbs’ best seasons were in 2007 and 2008. In ’07, he batted .272
with 10 homers and 55 RBIs in 142 games. On Philadelphia’s 2008 World
Series title team, Dobbs appeared in 128 games and he belted nine homers
while driving in 40 runs. He batted .301 that season.

Dobbs has 292 career pinch-hit at-bats, and he has a .250 average in
that role. But last year, he struggled and was 6-for-49 as a
pinch-hitter.

Current Clinton LumberKings manager (and former Rattlers infielder) Eddie Menchaca met the media in Clinton at the LumberKings Hot Stove Banquet over the weekend.

Even Eddie Menchaca has gotten into the biggest news in Clinton over the past couple of weeks.

Menchaca, who will manage the Clinton LumberKings this season, came
into town over the weekend to speak at the Hot Stove Banquet and already
was making quips about Flavor Flav and his Flav’s Fried Chicken
restaurant.

“Ted, if I don’t do thing things you want me to, you can always bring
in Flavor Flav to manage the LumberKings,” Menchaca said to LumberKings
general manager, and 2010 Midwest League Executive of the Year, Ted
Tornow.

Menchaca, who turns 30 next Monday, is entering his second year as a
manager. Last season, he led Pulaski to the Appalachian League East
Division title in short-season A ball.

Menchaca is entering his 11th year in the Seattle Mariners organization
and fourth as a coach. In 6 1/2 seasons as a minor league player, he
hit .225 with 156 runs scored and 128 RBIs while playing mostly as a
middle infielder.

“I was like a sponge (as a player),” Menchaca said. “Every time a coach
was talking to me, I was taking notes. I’ve always been a young one,
but I was always the young one paying attention.”

Menchaca, the youngest of 14 siblings, played for the Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers (after he announced that, he booed) so he has some familiarity
with the Midwest League.

That’s okay, Eddie.  We won’t boo you up here.

Oh, and you read that right.  Flava Flav Chicken is now open in Clinton

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

I think I know where I’ll be having lunch…and a post-game snack…and breakfast…if they serve breakfast.

Where was I……?

Oh…it’s probably best to end the post right here.

2 Comments

Flav’s usually opens at 4 PM for some reason. Not sure if it’ll be that way by the summer or not, but if so, you can rule out breakfast and lunch.

Thanks for the tip, Dave.

Maybe, I’ll get a big order at night and keep it in the fridge at the hotel so I can have it for breakfast and lunch. Godfather’s Pizza may see a steep decline in my business.

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