Open Thread: Scott Pose

Mailbag: Bobby Abreu
Joba, Nova, Hughes and Wade all throwing in Tampa already
(Photo via with a hat tip to Brooklyn Ed)

The name Scott Pose might not ring a bell, and no one would blame you if it didn’t. He’s most notable for being the very first batter in Florida Marlins history, hitting leadoff and playing center field for the expansion franchise during their first ever game in 1993. He reached base on an error by the second baseman in at at-bat.

Pose only played in 15 games for the Fish that year, toiling away in Triple-A until he resurfaced with the Yankees in 1997. He went up and down a few times, helping fill out the bench when Tim Raines, Bernie Williams, and some others battled through minor injuries. In 54 games (18 starts) and 96 plate appearances with the Yankees, Pose hit .218/.292/.264 with three steals. While with Triple-A Columbus in 1997 and 1998, he hit a combined .300/.377/.415 with 60 steals in 190 games.

Today is Pose’s 45th birthday, and he’s been out of baseball for about ten years now. The majority of his big league career (202 games and 353 plate appearances) came with the Royals (133 games and 214 plate appearances) after his short stint in pinstripes. Pose is a forgotten Yankee, but he’s a former big leaguer, and that alone is one hell of an accomplishment.

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Here is tonight’s open thread. The three hockey locals already played, but both the Knicks and Nets are in action tonight. I’ve heard something about Linsanity over the last few days that sounds intriguing. Anyway, talk about whatever you like here. go nuts.

Mailbag: Bobby Abreu
Joba, Nova, Hughes and Wade all throwing in Tampa already
  • Brooklyn Ed
    • Mike Axisa

      Awesome, thanks.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        you welcome.

  • Manning to Manningham

    Scott Pose? Holy shit, who remembers these people?

    • jjyank

      Heh, apparently Mike!

    • Monterowasdinero

      Whatever it takes to find a cheap DH.

      The search continues.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    saw the name Scott realized it wasn’t proctor commented left

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Has there ever been a Paul Zuvella thread?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      They really should never go back to anything but these “retro” open threads. Best ones ever.

      An 0-for-Paul Zuvella thread would be great.

      I really thought Scott Pose was going to be an MLB regular for years when he had that hot start in Spring Training for the Marlins in ’93, but it was Chuckie Carr in CF within weeks.

  •!/czm26 Craig

    Spending my (sick as hell) night watch Burnett’s game II start in the ’09 World Series, just to reflect on his ceiling–which he’ll probably never reach in a Yankees uniform ever again.

  • will always love U


  • YankeesIslesGiantsNets101

    whens the Bubba Crosby thread

    • vin

      My guess is 10 minutes before the Yankees sign Johnny Damon.

  • Kevin Winters

    R.I.P. Whitney Houston

  • Leg-End

    Nothing but Whitney records for the next 2 weeks then. I’ll probably be forced to watch The Bodyguard again too.

    Real shame though, huge talent.

  • GardnergoesYardner

    I was watching the Baseball IQ show earlier today, the Cards-Cubs and the Rangers-Angels ones. Not a great show because the guys they pick are just random guys who work in the organization, not particularly people who are good at trivia. It was kind of embarrassing to hear what some of their answers were.

    The Cards guy (who got blown out 11-2 by the Cubs guy) was asked for one of the Top 20 triple hitting players in the 1990’s, and he said Jose Reyes almost immediately. Poor guy looked like he was about to cry at the end.

    • Jesse

      I remember that. I believe the question was stolen bases in the 1990’s, although I could be wrong.

  • Steve S.

    Whitney Houston’s rep issued a shocked denial today to counter reports that the singer/actress has died

    In a statement, her publicist, Nancy Seltzer, said, “I’ve just spoken to Whitney. She is perfectly fine and does not understand why, with everything going on in the world right now, they have to find new rumors to dig up. She is home in New Jersey with her family.” Seltzer said people were calling the singer at home and sobbing, after apparently having heard reports of her death over the radio. According to the rumors, Houston had died of a drug overdose.

    • GardnergoesYardner

      That’s from September 13th. I’m pretty sure these reports aren’t made up.

      • Steve S.

        Whoops, didn’t check the date.

        In any case I wasn’t implying the reports were made up, I thought the publicist was so accustomed to covering for her that she reflexively denied the report. My bad.

  • Gonzo

    Has anyone here commented on Whitlock’s J. Lin tweet last night?

    • Rainbow connection


      • Gonzo

        Dang missed it. Will have to look back.

  • Brendan

    “… the very first every batter in Florida Marlins history … “

  • Chris
    • Eirias

      Well, well reported.