James Mungro Memorial Award

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA gets happy then sad then good at pitching

The details on the Angels’ trade with the Padres’ for Huston Street came in increments. First we learned the deal was done. Then we learned that the Angels were including second-base prospect Taylor Lindsey in the deal. Then came this: Huston Street and AA Pitcher to Angels for Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, Jose Alvarez and […]

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Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA could be looking at the beginning of the end

Blaine Hardy’s ascension has had me neglecting the former winners of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). I won’t apologize. Hardy is the most successful JMMA winner of all time. He’s pitched in nine MLB games, the most of any player after taking the title and — after an inconsistent few games — he’s […]

A meetup with Blaine Hardy deep in the heart of Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — When four guys walked through the centerfield gate of Globe Life Park sometime around 6:00 on Wednesday, three were there to get a glimpse of their hometown team in person. I just wanted see Blaine Hardy. For the three hours beforehand it didn’t look good. A storm poured rain on the area, […]

Explaining how Blaine Hardy has made JMMA history

Blaine Hardy has made history. A little over a year ago, Jose Alvarez, winner of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending), made his major league debut. We all know what happened. You’ll be telling people about it for years. Alvarez took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, gave up a home run to […]

Blaine Hardy is in finally in the majors, now where does he go?

O-LAY o-lay o-lay o-lay, O-LAY, O-LAY / O-LAY o-lay o-lay o-lay, O-LAY, O-LAY The Wildcard has landed. That’s right. The James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) is now 3-for-3 in baseball. Blaine Patrick Hardy, the first of his name*, born March 14, 1987, of Lewis-Clark State College,  was called up to the Tigers late […]

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA wants to rig the Triple-A All-Star game vote again

For 48 games the Lehigh Valley IronPigs waited. Chris Bootcheck, the savior, Mr. RHP, The Champ was coming. He would break the team out of its .500 season, lay waste to the International League as he had done so many times before and silently walk away from the destruction, asking for nothing in return. On the […]

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA must stop the outbreak

A brief message to the whole Detroit Tigers organization, especially the Toledo Mud Hens management staff: Keep Blaine Hardy away from his (imaginary) award. Plastic wrap pillows to his entire left arm. There’s been an outbreak. *** It got Chris Bootcheck early.  The O.G., the Champ, Mr. RHP is still on the disabled list with his alleged […]

Your Chris Bootcheck/Blaine Hardy/Jose Alvarez first month update sees a little bit of everything

The slashes in the title are out of control, but we’ll find a catchier title later. Now is about catching up with our current and former baseball winners of the James Mungro Memorial Award sponsored by (sponsor pending). We haven’t seen these fellas in about a month due to this site’s infatuation with the Red […]

JMMA winner preview week: Chris Bootcheck hasn’t quite emerged from his slumber

A long winter combined with a minor league contract without an invite to major league spring training  left a long period of silence between us and Chris Bootcheck. I expected that all to change on this week, as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs set their roster and prepped for their first games. Then I looked at […]

JMMA winner preview week: Jose Alvarez, the other Jose Alvarez and both of their quests for redemption

At the start of the most recent James Mungro Memorial Award sponsored by (sponsor pending) competition, I told the story of the other Jose Alvarez. He was a police chief in Caseyville, a small village outside of St. Louis, and had bogged down the Google News Alerts that were set up to capture any news about […]


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