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JohnBasedowYoda
04-21-2006, 03:44 PM
I heard somewhere that he didn't start out as a pitcher. Is this true?

batmanZoSo
04-21-2006, 03:57 PM
http://i.tbs.com/v5cache/TBS/Images/Dynamic/i11/familyguy_brian_240x260_070220041210.jpg
Are you sure you heard that? Are you sure it wasn't...nothing?

Ol' No. 2
04-21-2006, 04:04 PM
I heard somewhere that he didn't start out as a pitcher. Is this true?True. He started out as a baby and didn't start pitching until years later.

JohnBasedowYoda
04-21-2006, 04:08 PM
Ahhhh thanks. Thanks a lot.

I seriously heard a that he started out as an infielder. Granted it was a couple of years ago, I think. Granted I think they were talking about Santana. Granted I might be insane.

LuvSox
04-21-2006, 04:08 PM
True. He started out as a baby and didn't start pitching until years later.

Mark Prior started out pitching as a fetus, firing fastballs at the inner wall of his mother's uterus.

mccoydp
04-21-2006, 04:10 PM
Mark Prior started out pitching as a fetus, firing simulated fastballs at the inner wall of his mother's uterus.

Fixed that for you. :D:

Ol' No. 2
04-21-2006, 04:13 PM
Ahhhh thanks. Thanks a lot.

I seriously heard a that he started out as an infielder. Granted it was a couple of years ago, I think. Granted I think they were talking about Santana. Granted I might be insane.http://rndng3rd.com/NYMHall/players/S/Rafsan.jpg

areilly
04-21-2006, 04:14 PM
Professionally he's always been a pitcher, but I know in youth leagues we got bounced around between positions (mainly center field and shortstop). Interesting, but not uncommon among very young players.


http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Santana/Santana_bio.html

batmanZoSo
04-21-2006, 04:25 PM
Professionally he's always been a pitcher, but I know in youth leagues we got bounced around between positions (mainly center field and shortstop). Interesting, but not uncommon among very young players.


http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Santana/Santana_bio.html

Of course. I played third and was a power hitter (in Little League) but I also was in the rotation.

LuvSox
04-21-2006, 04:30 PM
Of course. I played third and was a power hitter (in Little League) but I also was in the rotation.

Waiting for Squires to start the "How did you become a Little League hero" thread. :smile:

batmanZoSo
04-21-2006, 05:04 PM
Waiting for Squires to start the "How did you become a Little League hero" thread. :smile:

I homered in my last at bat in Little League, just like Ted Williams.

viagracat
04-21-2006, 05:59 PM
True. He started out as a baby and didn't start pitching until years later.

:rolling:

Norberto7
04-21-2006, 08:27 PM
Perhaps the funniest thing about this thread is not the fact that somebody took the time to scan a Rafael Santana 1987 Donruss card, thinking that some how, some way, it would be useful....but that now that person's prophetic vision has been fulfilled.

HotelWhiteSox
04-21-2006, 08:32 PM
Perhaps the funniest thing about this thread is not the fact that somebody took the time to scan a Rafael Santana 1987 Donruss card, thinking that some how, some way, it would be useful....but that now that person's prophetic vision has been fulfilled.

Noberto you're living in the 90's. Google image search http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&safe=off&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=rafael+santana&spell=1
:tongue:

VivaOzzie
04-21-2006, 10:28 PM
Professionally he's always been a pitcher, but I know in youth leagues we got bounced around between positions (mainly center field and shortstop). Interesting, but not uncommon among very young players.


http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Santana/Santana_bio.html

DJ just mentioned that little anecdote on the air. Said he got it from the "internet." Coincidence??




(hi DJ!)

Norberto7
04-21-2006, 10:56 PM
Noberto you're living in the 90's. Google image search http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&safe=off&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=rafael+santana&spell=1
:tongue:
Touche. :D:

LuvSox
04-21-2006, 11:25 PM
DJ just mentioned that little anecdote on the air. Said he got it from the "internet." Coincidence??




(hi DJ!)


He also mentioned Mark Prior's mother's uterus. :smile:

SOXSINCE'70
04-21-2006, 11:40 PM
According to DJ,Johan Santana was originally a right handed shortstop.
When scouts found out he actually was left handed (and couldn't hit
too well,I presume),they asked him to try pitching.The rest is history.
THE SOX HAVE FINALLY BEATEN JOHAN FRIGGIN' KOUFAX!!
:supernana: :supernana: :supernana: