Friday, November 23, 2007

The Kennedy Curse Claims Another

Though I think he's not related to those Kennedys. In any case, it had been 208 days since an active Major League Baseball player died. Time to reset that counter:

Major league pitcher Joe Kennedy died early Friday morning while at home with his family in Florida, agent Damon Lapa confirmed to ESPN.com. The cause of Kennedy's death could not immediately be determined, Lapa said. Kennedy, 28, compiled a 43-61 record in seven major league seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays...

... He started the 2007 season with Oakland, was claimed off waivers in August by Arizona, then designated for assignment before being signed by the Blue Jays on Aug. 29.
You know what? Given the state of pitching in the league, it's still possible someone offers him a 2-year deal.

[ESPN]

3 comments:

Live Like You Were Dying said...

Think God came to him in a dream last night and said, "The good news is that there's baseball in heaven; the bad news is that you're pitching on Friday"? Chances are Kennedy will give up 6 runs in 3 innings pitched in his first start since being called up.

Papa Narsh said...

I will miss Joe Kennedy. He was amazing in my MLB 2003 PC game. Best trade I ever made

Menachem Butler said...

Today is also the 44th anniversary since JFK was assassinated.