July 10: Happy Birthdays

On a daily basis, Fatpickled recognizes the birthdays of the men who have played, and currently play for, my favorite teams. The Redskins, Orioles, Wizards, and Terps.

Happy birthday Marty Cordova. Marty signed a 3 year 9 million dollar deal with the Orioles in 2002. His history of injuries should have scared the O’s away, but it didn’t. He basically played just one season, missing the final two after blowing out his elbow. He won the 1995 Rookie of the year award while with the Twins, but will forever be known as the player who missed a game due to burning himself in a tanning bed. Cordova now works in various capacities UFC, he’s long time friends with Dana White. Happy 40th Marty.

Happy birthday Buddy Groom. Buddy pitched 5 years for the Orioles appearing in 330 games. For a time he was a very effective lefty middle reliever. He was 15-13 with 18 saves and a 3.59 ERA with the O’s. Overall Buddy pitched 16 season in the majors and finally retired when all southpaw relievers do…when they stop getting lefties out. Happy 44th Budman.

Happy birthday Alvoid Mays. Alvoid was a backup cornerback for the Redskins from 1990-1994, appearing in 61 games. Alvoid has a Super Bowl ring from the 91 season. Alvoid later played in the Arena league and also was sentenced to prison for robbing a grocery store. Happy 43rd wherever you may be Mr. Mays.
Happy birthday Chris Wilson. Chris currently plays for the Redskins as a defensive end. He showed great promise in 2007 with 4 sacks, but seemed to go backwards last season. During this year’s OTA’s, Wilson has been practicing in more of a outside linebacker/DE hybrid position. I hope to see great things from Chris this season. Happy 27th.

Cheers and Hail

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