Odds Strong For Thunder Alum To Appear In World Series

If you’re interested in sports betting, you can read more by clicking on that link from one of my handy dandy sponsors. 

The real story, of course, is that the Thunder’s odds of having an alum appear in the World Series this year appear to be pretty strong.  Via a team-released e-mail, the following former Thunder players still remain active in the postseason:

New York Yankees (trail Detroit 0-3 in ALCS) – Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, David Phelps, David Robertson, Robinson Cano, Eduardo Nunez, Brett Gardner, Andy Pettitte*, Derek Jeter*

Detroit Tigers (lead New York 3-0 in ALCS) – Phil Coke, Austin Jackson (pictured right), Octavio Dotel* 

San Francisco Giants(trail St. Louis 1-2 in NLCS) – George Kontos

In addition, the following players were on rosters have teams that have since been eliminated:

 Washington Nationals (lost to St. Louis 2-3 in NLDS) – Tyler Clippard, Christian Garcia
Cincinnati Reds (lost to San Francisco 2-3 in NLDS) – Dioner Navarro* = with Trenton on injury rehab

My thank you post will be ready to go in several days…but outside of that, please keep in mind that I’ll have features on Adam Warren, Francisco Cervelli, Mark Melancon and Melky Mesa on here in the coming weeks.

I hope you all also enjoyed my coverage of the sure to be over soon run of the Yankees in The Trentonian.  I was particularly proud of my feature on Joe Girardi coping with the unimaginable loss of his father, which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already.

Until baseball’s back — at least for me, anyway — please check out my coverage of the Trenton Titans at Inside The Trenton Titans.  You can also read my national hockey coverage for The Trentonian at 5 For Writing, and my work for the ECHL as their national alumni feature writer will continue at ECHL.com as well.

Would also encourage you to come out to the Sun National Bank Center to check out a Titans game as well.  With the extremely unfortunate situation given the lockout, a lot of the top Flyers prospects have joined Trenton for the season, and the team has gotten off to a 4-1 start.  I’m serving as The Trentonian’s beat writer for the Titans this season, and you can look for my stories either in print or on the web after every game.  My coverage of the Princeton Tigers men’s hockey team will also be available at the very least at 5FW, and hopefully some games will be in print as well.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com 

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