Presenting the annual "have bat, will travel" report, a status update of all-star Beerleaguers who kept the dream alive in independent league obscurity this season.
Randall Simon, 1B, (Class of '06), Gary SouthShore and Rockford, Northern League; Tadahito Iguchi, 2B, ('07-08), Chiba Lotte, Japan; Danny Sandoval, SS, ('05-06), Grosseto, Italy; Abraham Nunez, 3B ('06-07), New Jersey, Can-Am League; Chris Roberson, OF, ('06-07) Monterrey, Mexico; TJ Bohn, OF ('08), Sioux City, American Association; Reggie Taylor, ('00-01), Tabasco, Mexico and Lancaster, Atlantic League; Pete LaForest, C, ('07) Quebec, Can-Am and Somerset, Atlantic; Yoel Hernandez ('07), Oaxaca, Mexico; JD Durbin ('07), Fukuoka, Japan; Eude Brito ('05-06), St. George, Golden League; Antonio Alfonseca ('07), Bridgeport, Atlantic League; Jerry Spradlin ('97-98), Maui, Golden League; Les Walrond ('08), Doosan, Korean; Eric Junge ('02-03), Lancaster, Atlantic League; Julio Santana ('06), Tijuana, Golden League; Anderson Garcia ('07), Rio Grande Valley, United League; Kane Davis ('07) Long Island, Atlantic League.
Beerleaguer: It never ceases to amaze that the '07 squad lurched into the postseason with "key" contributors like Anderson Garcia and Kane Davis paving the way. The scary part is that Charlie Manuel was forced to work Davis into several late inning situations that September. Yikes. This is some list; these are first-ballot Beerleaguers all the way, and they're still collecting paychecks. TJ Bohn. Julio Santana. Jerry Spradlin for crying out loud. Cheers guys.