The Modesto Nuts made a trip to San Bernardino to visit the 66ers. Yes, the Modesto Nuts. It’s probably the most odd team name in the California League.
Former big league pitcher Dave Burba, is the Nuts pitching coach. Dave has had that gig for the past few seasons now, but this was the first time that I was able to attend while he was in town.
Facts about Dave
- Full name is David Allen Burba.
- Attended Ohio State University.
- Was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
- Won a career high 16 games in 2000.
- Had a 15 year major league career.
After the Jethawks and 66ers game, I stuck around and waited for Denny Hocking. Denny is the new manager of the 66ers and played 13 seasons in the big leagues.
Last season Denny managed the Angels’ rookie-level team in Arizona.
Facts about Denny
- Full name is Dennis Lee Hocking.
- Attended El Camino College.
- Was drafted in the 52nd round of the 1989 MLB Draft.
- Played every position in the big leagues except pitcher and catcher.
- Had a 13 year major league career.
Up for giveaway is a floorboard autographed by NBA point guard, Darren Collison. This floorboard is from a private signing that took place on June 8, 2013.
To enter the free giveaway, send us an email using our contact page stating that you want to win. The winner will be selected using Random.org next week. The only rule that applies is that it’s only 1 entry per person.
Giveaway sponsored by Alex corbin Liu.
Mr. Romero is the winner of the autographed floor piece.
San Diego Charger Darrell Stuckey, made an appearance at The Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. I wasn’t able to attend but Dr. Liu did send me some pictures with a short recap.
Recap according to Dr. Liu
About 35 people showed up for the free signing. Darrell signed multiple items for fans and gave out a signed Bible testimonial card.
Darrell came with his wife and son and it was a great time. Overall one of my favorite events we’ve ever had because it was laid back. Darrell was very friendly and talkative to everyone. A very humble current Chargers captain with a new 4 year contract.
Darrell trying on his new Carrera sunglasses.
Facts about Darrell
- Attended the University of Kansas.
- 2008 All-Big 12 First Team.
- Was drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
- 2x Chargers Special Teams Captain.
Be sure to check out living4one.com to learn more about Darrell.
On May 3rd, 2014, Christopher John Cron made his Major League debut with the Anaheim Angels. C.J. went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in.
C.J. spent the entire 2012 season at Class A Inland Empire, where he hit 27 home runs with 123 runs batted in.
I want to wish C.J. the best of luck in the big leagues.