THE NEWBERG REPORT — May 9, 2008
- David Murphy has been named
American League Rookie of the Month for April. He outpolled Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (who helped make
Murphy expendable in the first place), Detroit
righthander Armando Galarraga, and Oakland
lefthander Greg Smith.
- Frisco catcher Max Ramirez is
number two on Baseball America’s
Hot Sheet for the week, recognizing the scorchiest minor leaguers in
baseball, with stats from the past week getting the most weight in the
determination. Ramirez hit .579/.636/1.158 last week, raising his
season line to a healthy .398/.480/.722.
- You can’t make some of this
stuff up. Former Rangers farmhand Chris Bradshaw, a right-handed
pitcher out of TCU who was drafted in the 14th round in 2001
but pitched only one season in the system before a career-ending arm
injury, is a contestant on the new season of “The Bachelorette.” I
know this only because he told me to check this out. I have never watched any reality TV and don’t have a whole lot of
interest in starting now, but I’m rooting for Chris, a really good dude,
to win whatever it is that you win on “Dancing with America’s
Top Survivorette of the Big Brother Swap,” or whatever the show is called.