Saturday, January 16, 2010

Congratulations to the Mota Family

From "Motas get scouts' honor" by Kevin Baxter at the LA Times:
Few couples have given more to professional baseball than Manny and Margarita Mota.

And we're not talking simply about Manny's 20-year playing career, in which he made an All-Star team and broke the record for most pinch-hits. Nor are we talking solely about Mota's 30 seasons as a Dodgers coach, the longest tenure of any coach since the team moved to Los Angeles.

If anything, that was just the start.

Because the Motas have also given five of their six sons to the game, sending two to the major leagues. And three of them are still in baseball -- Jose as a broadcaster with the Angels, Tony as a Dodgers' hitting instructor in the Dominican Summer League and Andy as an agent with the Los Angeles-based firm that represents the likes of Hanley Ramirez, Rafael Furcal, Nomar Garciaparra and Hideki Matsui.

It's a track record that will be recognized Saturday night when the Motas are honored as baseball's family of the year during the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's seventh annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Take that, Alous!


Steve Sax said...

Oh my God, why don't you start a Manny Mota blog and report their news on that blog.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh my God, why don't you start a sarcasm blog and report their news on that blog.

Greg Zakwin said...

Non-congratulations to Jose Offerman.

Somehow he'll be the next BIG signing.

Kyle Baker said...

RB- God dammit, every time I have Eduardo in my fantasy squad, he doesn't score.* If I take him out, he scores. Same thing with Fabregas. How do I outwit myself? Should be easy.

*He did get an assist today

rbnlaw said...

If Fabregas is as healthy as he says; don't drop him again.

But let's all have a moment of silence for Mr. C. Poor Liverpool looked confused against Stoke yesterday.

Kyle Baker said...

Rivals as they may be, I truly feel bad for LFC, and, specifically, for Mr. C. Dude you guys have to dump that fat Spanish waiter as your manager. His squad selection has been abysmal forever, yet 'Pool supporters continue to sing his praises. Sometimes you gotta call a spade and spade and say it's time for him to go.

ps- Don't fuck with Stevie G's health; we need him for the ENG squad in World Cup.

Nostradamus said...

@rbn, dusty

A truly hideous season, to be sure. Since it will be most of 162 baseball games before the reds play another meaningful match, I feel it's time to switch out the footy themed avatar.

I can't imagine that Rafa will be there to kick around next year, but there's plenty of blame to go around.

Kyle Baker said...

I'll be rollin' w the Three Lions avatar come mid-June.