Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Orestes Destrade Incident

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here's a little something from the CFCL archives with a "south of the border" flavor.

It was 1993, and for the first time in our history, we were drafting at night.  Not that it was our first choice, but we had made special arrangements to accomodate the schedule of a new owner.  When our schedule 7:00 PM start time arrived, we had yet to see or hear anything of that new owner.  By 8:00 PM, we figured he wasn't coming (which ultimately proved to be correct) and decided to begin without him.

The late start, combined with the shock of being blown off by our new owner may have made us a bit punchy.  For whatever reason, by the time bidding began on Orestes Destrade, a Cuban-born first baseman making his return to MLB after a number of successful years in Japan, it didn't take us too long to "go international."

So, without further ado, here is The Orestes Destrade Incident:


  1. OK, I only recognize Dave H, Dave M & Paul ... Where's Rich?

  2. That's Rich directly across from me (I'm in the white hat).
    Here's the cast of characters (in bidding order):
    - Tom (Kents)
    - Dave H. (Ruffins)
    - Eric (Lambchops)
    - Kelly (Six Packs)
    - Paul (Da Paul Meisters)
    - Pat (Twin Picks)
    - David M. (Copperfields)
    - Rich (Dem Rebels)