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The Angels Wish They Had Miami’s Wildcat

Pat White Miami DolphinsThose of you who have wasted time invested valuable hours reading the “About Us” pages on this website know that I am an alum of West Virginia University, and also a tried and true fan of the Old Gold and Blue. As a matter of fact, WVU is also Ballpark Bob’s alma mater (is that a cool fact?). Anyway, this past April, WVU Quarterback Pat White was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

But, did you know the new Dolphins backup QB has also been selected on three occassions in the Major League Baseball draft? White played centerfielder and pitcher on two state championship squads in Alabama during his high school career.

The first time White was drafted in baseball came in 2004 following high school graduation. The Anaheim Angels selected him as an aspiring outfielder in the fourth round. White passed and enrolled at West Virginia.

Following his sophomore season at WVU, the Angels selected him again in 2007. And yeah, White passed to continue playing for the Mountaineers.

In last year’s MLB draft, the Cincinnati Reds took a flier on White. He passed once again and decided to finish his collegiate football career at WVU.

Obviously, passing up baseball proved to be a wise decision for the Dolphins QB, as he was selected in round 2 of the NFL draft. That said, I have got to figure out a way to get some Miami Dolphins tickets in 2009. I had the opportunity to watch White in action many times during my time in Morgantown, and I look forward to watching him run that Wildcat formation for the Dolphins this season.

In other fantasy baseball related news:

  • Carlos Zambrano returns from this DL tonight and is scheduled to start against the San Diego Padres. He should be a safe fantasy baseball play because he’s pitching in the friendly confines of Petco against the Padres and Jake Peavy. Feel safe starting him and get your hands on some Chicago Cubs tickets.
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka returns from the DL tonight and is scheduled to start against the New York Mets and Johan Santana at Fenway. While I would normally recommend starting Matsuzaka, I have a feeling tonight could be a rough return for him. Unless you need the extra strikeouts you’ll pick up from starting him, keep him stashed on your bench tonight and plan on rolling the Dice-K next week. Also, get your hands on some Boston Red Sox tickets, while you’re at it.
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