Pearlman’s Dave Fleming profile

DMZ · June 18, 2008 at 5:30 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I saw Seth point out a nice ESPN piece on Dave Fleming done by Jeff Pearlman. I’m a huge fan, if you remember my 2006 “Rise and Fall of Dave Fleming” piece, and I really enjoyed reading it.


6 Responses to “Pearlman’s Dave Fleming profile”

  1. edgar for mayor on June 18th, 2008 6:15 pm

    That was a pretty amazing article. There aren’t very many players like Mr. Fleming anymore. I wish I could have seen those things. But I was only a year old when Ken Griffey Jr. made his major league debut. The things I missed.

  2. jlc on June 18th, 2008 6:18 pm

    Great article and a little bit of cheer in the midst of this Mariner season. Thanks.

  3. Breadbaker on June 18th, 2008 6:22 pm

    Dave Fleming is what role model is supposed to mean. And the only real justification for college athletics is to produce Dave Flemings.

  4. smb on June 18th, 2008 6:31 pm

    I almost always enjoy Pearlman’s work. This was another really good one.

  5. MattThompson on June 18th, 2008 7:11 pm

    That was a nice piece, and an interesting bit of history for me. I completely missed those early-90s teams, as those were the years I was away at school. It’s nice to hear about players like Fleming, whose stints with the M’s I never saw.

    Thankfully, I came back to Seattle for good in June of 1995!

  6. metz123 on June 19th, 2008 8:58 am

    You can thank Bill Plummer for ruining Fleming. Fleming pitched too many innings and threw too many pitches as a rookie. I liken Fleming to a left handed Mike Boddicker myself (most try and compare him to Moyer). Fleming and Boddicker both threw the big curve and lived by changing speeds. Fleming was a breath of fresh air for the M’s when they were stuck in the doldrums of mediocrity. I wish him well in his life and new career.

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