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Baseball Player Name of the Week

I cannot believe that, until he appeared in a spring training game for the A’s on Sunday, I was unaware of the existence of minor league pitcher:

Josh Outman.

That’s right.

I learned via the inimitable Lisa Winston that there is also a minor league pitcher for the Padres named Will Inman. I’m not sure whether Inman and Outman have ever played against each other. If that ever happens in the future I hereby vow to liveblog the crap out of it.

In any case, the good news for Outman, at least in my fevered brain, is that he ought to have a leg up on previous pitcher Name of the Weeks like Kevin Slowey and Grant Balfour…

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1 Diane Firstman   ~  Mar 1, 2011 10:11 am

Could you imagine if both of them were on the Yanks?:

(with apologies to The Who)
He goes Inman Outman Inman Outman Inman Outman Inman Outman

Cause' he's playing all night
And the binder's all right
Joe G's got a printout
Banter never sleeps at night

2 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 1, 2011 10:39 am

Good times at In-N-Out Burger...

3 rbj   ~  Mar 1, 2011 10:41 am

Michael Kay: "Inman's out, man. And Outman's in, man."

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Mar 1, 2011 10:45 am

Will either one of them enter the game to this music?

5 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Mar 1, 2011 1:43 pm

Not for nothing, but outman was having a nice, suprising 2009 season for the A's before requiring Tommy John surgery, which he's now returning from, and made two relief appearances against the Yankees that April.

Outman's also notable for wearing high socks and actual stirrups. Can't help but root for a guy with that name and wardrobe combo.

6 Ken Arneson   ~  Mar 1, 2011 5:14 pm

Also not for nothing, Outman is supposedly looking really good this spring.

7 The Mick536   ~  Mar 1, 2011 8:00 pm

I am tired of this.

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