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Memories of Manny Aybar

ScarletKnight41
Jun 12 2005 11:38 AM

On opening day, Norrin/Vic Sage dubbed him Fubar. And, sadly, the name was fitting.

There's that, as well as pitching performances that just meld into one generally poor memory.

I predict this will be a short thread.

Bret Sabermetric
Jun 12 2005 12:58 PM

I had been hoping he would get called "Goofy" or "Guillermo" or something, just so we could call him "G. Aybar" but that, like so much else with him, never happened.

ABG
Jun 12 2005 01:32 PM

Who?

ABG
Jun 12 2005 01:33 PM

Who?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 12 2005 01:36 PM

We seem to have an owl in the Pool ;)

holychicken
Jun 13 2005 08:53 AM

I remember that I didn't like him very much.

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 09:48 AM

Still think it would be funny if his first name started with G so that he would be G Aybar.

PatchyFogg
Jun 13 2005 02:20 PM

The missing "G" before Aybar is like the 18 that should have been Dan Wheeler's #. I'll miss the comic relief more than their middle relief.

martin
Jun 14 2005 12:28 AM

his crazy eyes always reminded me of the runaway bride.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 14 2005 07:43 AM

One of those guys with good stuff and poor results. When I think of him, I think of a 93-mph pitch, hit hard, that gets by Floyd in left and goes for a double.

Isn't it weird that in the first game of the year he was inserted to protect a lead for Pedro? (and despite allowing a run, he did?) I figured WWSB initially had plans to use him more frequently and in bigger spots than he ultimately did.

In fact, coming out of ST I had no idea what WWSB would do with the pen. If Roberto Hernandez had become the 5th inning mopup man it wouldn't have surprised me in the least.

Good luck Manny!