Monday, October 6, 2008

Remember when Bill Hall was good?

I do.

Reading something like this brings back good memories of Bill Hall's two glory years. Sigh...then he signed his contract and he was done. The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Bill Hall once played shortstop, second base, and outfield in an afternoon game at Miller Park against the Astros. He then took 94 east to start at point gaurd for the Bucks in a game against the Rockets. The game was the first shutout in NBA history. The next day, the Texans instantly forfieted their game against the Packers after hearing that Bill Hall would be starting at quarterback. The city of Houston has since been renamed Bill Hall, Texas.

Thanks to Not So Anonymous Jake for the link.

6 comments:

ClownShipLollypop said...

I actually do not.

Anonymous said...

I remember when Bill Hall tricked us into thinking he'd be good this year by hitting 2 HRs on Opening Day, getting everyone excited only to suck the entire rest of the year.

Plesac's A Traitor said...

I remember when Bill Hall was on TV because he made good baseball plays, not crappy commericials. Hopefully he and the other Time Warner spokesman suffer the same fate as the men in the last few TW ads (Cirillo - retired, Des Mason - traded).

Could this be our local version of the Madden curse? Let's hope so.

ClownShipLollypop said...

It really shows you how out of touch Time Warner is when they put 2 of the most hated Brewers together in a commercial.

Every time I see those it makes me NOT want cable.

AP said...

My problem with Bill Hall is that people are always blaming his "offense" on him being moved around so he needs to adjust or that if they'd just give him a regular spot he could get comfortable.

I think his utility player status was the ONLY thing that gave him value. I don't care if he wants a regular position. I don't care if he feels he's being jerked around by the orginization. I don't care, because the millions of dollars he's being paid cancels out any and all concern for his feelings. His downturn came as soon as he became a regular position player and not the MLB equivalent of the 6th man.

He should go back to battling for playing time. He should play against LHP's and that's it. He should play whatever position he is lucky enough to be playing that day. SS, 2B, 3B, CF.....whatever. Don't care. He can give every player a rest once a week. He'd still be an everyday player (yikes) but it'd be at a different position almost daily. His value comes when you need to carry one less Joe Dillon on your team because he fills those spots.

D'Amico's one good year said...

AP-

Agreed.