March 03, 2006

Pokey Reese is Missing: Marlins trying to contact their second baseman whom they haven't seen since Wednesday.

posted by jerseygirl to baseball at 06:15 PM - 32 comments

Reese's agent said the ballplayer was safe, but that's all the team knows.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:16 PM on March 03

First the journalist lists all the tradgedies that the man's been through (the most recent being 9 years ago) and then they allude to the fact that it is somehow part of the reason that he is missing? This journalist is really stretching it this time.

posted by budpatient at 06:27 PM on March 03

Pokey Found He's been found. No word on where he's been but the Marlins are really relieved that his .221 BA will be in the lineup this year.

posted by Termite at 07:01 PM on March 03

Where in the world is pokey?

posted by justgary at 07:05 PM on March 03

Reeses is in pieces.

posted by irunfromclones at 07:17 PM on March 03

Christ, if we're going to be all picky, where the hell is Donnie Sadler?

posted by yerfatma at 07:38 PM on March 03

I think I saw him in seattle last year; but he was gone so fast it could have been someone else!

posted by hawkfan at 07:41 PM on March 03

Where's Pokey?

posted by wingnut4life at 08:37 PM on March 03

Wow, the guy sure has seen his fair share of tragedy. It's a wonder that he is still around ot play baseball. Oh, and Pokey Reese has the best name in baseball. The name has shortstop written all over it.

posted by NoMich at 10:01 PM on March 03

Whom is jerseygirl? Just kidding, but jerseygirl can never find Pokey Reese "who the Marlins haven't seen ..." I think he is waiting down by the Alamo, wishing the Marlins would hurry up and get there.

posted by Bud Lang at 10:26 PM on March 03

sorry but who the hell is Pokey Reese ???

posted by DNH1957 at 12:32 AM on March 04

Every team should have at least one Pokey Reese in the lineup. It is the most baseball name in all of baseball.

posted by dirigibleman at 01:19 AM on March 04

One of the biggest tragedies in this whole thing is the Florida Marlins in general. I feel bad for Joe Girardi. He signs on for his first managerial gig with a talented team, and now is left with Dontrelle Willis and not much else. As for Pokey, I don't wish anything bad on anyone. Has anyone checked with Gumby? (Many of you are probably way, WAY too young for that reference).

posted by dyams at 07:35 AM on March 04

Dyams: I wouldn't feel too bad for Girardi. The Marlins office knows the deal -- the expectations on Girardi could not be lower. I think this is a great opportunity for a young manager to get his feet wet and grow with a bunch of young players. And, in the not-so-distant future, this club is going to be really, really good again. And count me among those who got the Gumby reference... and laughed... Pokey Reese IS a great baseball name -- probably goes on my All-Baseball-Name Team. I hope he once again finds the ballfield a good sanctuary from his troubles.

posted by BullpenPro at 07:48 AM on March 04

And count me among those who got the Gumby reference... and laughed... Ditto, dammit!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:02 AM on March 04

It's Gumby, DOMMITT!!, but nice job, Dyams! My take on this is that our man, cut adrift by SEVERAL clubs over the last couple of years, woke up one morning in his Marlin jam-jams and, looking around, realized it WASN'T a dream, after all. He gets bummed and goes "poof" on his new mates. He, along with that .221, will ultimately turn up in the Indy league, wearing Rickey's old jersey. And if we're voting on names, I still like Coco Crisp. Had some this morning, with nanners and milk. Damn good!

posted by wolfdad at 08:25 AM on March 04

Where's Pokey?

posted by wingnut4life at 08:47 AM on March 04

In a related story, Eddie Murphy WILL be at the Academy Awards ceremony, tomorrow night.

posted by wolfdad at 08:54 AM on March 04

That picture of Gumby is GREAT! I agree with you, BullpenPro, about the Marlins growing into a very good team in the future. They've done that before. My only hope is the team allows Girardi to stay around after these young stars start learning how to win.

posted by dyams at 08:56 AM on March 04

Hey people!! Face it, the Marlins suck, they've always sucked, and they probably always will suck. Sorry to break the news

posted by thdaplumber1 at 09:47 AM on March 04

Oh, I forgot to mention.....If I were a Marlins fan, I think I'd rather have gumby than pokey on my team.....they'd get more production

posted by thdaplumber1 at 09:50 AM on March 04

When I didn't show up for two days at my job one time no one came looking, my boss just left a message informing me of my unemployment and telling me if I didn't return the uniform they would dock my pay. It wasn't even a nice uniform, just a blue Dickey's shirt with someone else's name on the pocket and another someone else's name written on the tag with a marker. Maybe he is hiding so he won't have to return the uniform.

posted by texoma-slim at 10:00 AM on March 04

Face it, the Marlins suck, they've always sucked, and they probably always will suck. Sorry to break the news Yeah, especially those two years that they won the World Series. Thanks for the insight, Einstein.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:26 AM on March 04

THAT uniform? I'd sooner have the blue Dickie's shirt, I don't care HOW many names have been on it... No offense to Fish fans, as the others have said, your squad will turn out alright, and maybe young blood Girardi's hard-assed attitude will get them on the good foot, but man, those unis have got to gooooooo.......

posted by wolfdad at 12:10 PM on March 04

Face it, the Marlins suck, they've always sucked, and they probably always will suck. Sorry to break the news Yeah, especially those two years that they won the World Series. Thanks for the insight, Einstein. Thanks, TBH. Took the words right out of my mouth. Where do they grow these people?

posted by dyams at 03:37 PM on March 04

Where do they grow these people? Depends on what breed. Half are from Nebraska, the other half from east Siberia.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:51 PM on March 04

Pokey gone.

posted by justgary at 01:48 PM on March 05

With Reese's departure, the front-runner for the second base job becomes rookie Dan Uggla Hang in there, Joe Girardi!

posted by dyams at 01:57 PM on March 05

Where do they grow these people? Same place they grow mushrooms, dyams: a dark, damp place, piled high with shit.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:43 PM on March 05

I hope he squares away whatever took him away from camp. From what I know of him in his brief stint with the Red Sox, he seemed like a good guy who overcame a lot of obstacles in his life with unparalleled poverty as a child, his father was an alcoholic, two of his children's mothers died, his son saw his maternal grandmother and great grandmother murdered. He hasn't had an easy life.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:59 PM on March 05

Marlins cut Pokey loose. I hope Pokey can get things straightened out and get back. I like the guy. Plus, as Dyams noted, now things in Florida have gotten really Uggla for new manager Girardi...

posted by BullpenPro at 11:57 PM on March 05

Pokey will catch on somewhere!!! Any one giving him a rough time over this should be a little more compasionate. The Marlins did what they felt they needed to do, and I'm not faulting them. However sometimes people hit rough spots, and guess what : that's life. Given what he's been through cut the guy a break. THE MAN FIELDS A SHORT HOP AND MOVES TO HIS LEFT WITH GRACE EVERY INFIELDER ON EARTH WOULD GIVE THEIR FIRST BORN FOR!!!!

posted by Fade222 at 01:23 AM on March 06

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