May 19, 1999
Quote: "That pitch hurt pretty bad. What's amazing is that he threw a ball that hard and it wasn't straight." -- Blue Jays catcher Mike Matheny, on rookie Billy Koch's fastball, clocked at 101 mphIt's a fact: Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez committed his first error in 57 games when he threw into center field trying to pick off Jose Canseco at second base in the first inning.Who's hot: The Indians' Manny Ramirez is 5-for-5 this season with the bases loaded.Who's not: A "Share the Wealth" demonstration in Kansas City draw only 700-800, compared to the estimated 4,000 for the first.
May 6, 2002
Who's hot Bret Boone of the Mariners is 7-for-13 with two homers and eight RBIs since moving to second in the batting order. Who's not J.D. Drew of the Cardinals was 1-for-12 in the series against the Braves with eight strikeouts. Line of the day Omar Viz quel, Indi ans SS AB R H RBI HR 5 2 5 2 0 He said it "It's not a message. This is the regular season. The post season is different." Jeff Nelson, Mariners reliever, after Seattle's sweep at Yankee Stadium, its 11th win in its past 12 regular-season games there On deck Randy Johnson of the Diamondbacks goes for his major-league-leading seventh win to night, facing the Pirates.
May 2, 2013
I was a bit confused by the letter Jeff Nelson wrote regarding the need for a White Student Union at Towson University. For the record, "white" is how most people would describe me. That's no more a part of my heritage than the fact that my eyes are blue. Now I claim no particular expertise in racial matters, but it seems to me that being black comes with a heritage, much more so than being white. White people in the U.S. were spared slavery, Jim Crow, segregation and having to struggle for equal rights.
December 23, 1998
OFFICIALLY, HE was the Orioles' "video coaching assistant," the young man who recorded and logged videotapes of baseball games as a way of helping players with their hitting and pitching. But unofficially, Jeff Nelson was a lot more than that. In a short span -- the 1995 season through 1998 -- he became a clubhouse spirit, a friend of players and even a source of inspiration. His death the other day -- of complications after surgery -- shocked and saddened a whole lot of Orioles. Many of them will attend his funeral today in Randallstown.
May 14, 2004
Moves Baseball CARDINALS: Activated OF Roger Cedeno from 15-day DL. Optioned P Josh Pearce to Triple-A Memphis. GIANTS: Activated 2B Ray Durham from 15-day DL. METS: Activated OF Cliff Floyd from 15-day DL. Designated IF Ricky Gutierez for assignment. RANGERS: Placed P Jeff Nelson (Catonsville High) on 15-day DL. Activated P Brian Shouse from 15-day DL. WHITE SOX: Recalled P Feliz Diaz from Triple-A Charlotte. Optioned CF-IF Jamie Burke to Charlotte. YANKEES: Called up C David Parrish from Triple-A Columbus.
April 3, 1995
LANDOVER -- NHL teams now know when they play the Washington Capitals they're going to face first-class goaltending from Jim Carey, first-rate team defense and some pretty snazzy scoring from the likes of Peter Bondra, Michal Pivonka and Joe Juneau.But what the rest of the NHL is learning is that the Capitals are capable of doing something they've never had a knack for.The Capitals are continually finding a way to win.Yesterday, with three forwards out with injury and flu, their top defenseman, Sylvain Cote, tossed from the game 6:07 after the opening faceoff for checking from behind, and their usual goal producers closed down, the Capitals used goals by rookie Jeff Nelson and Kelly Miller to beat the Boston Bruins, 2-1.Miller's game-winning goal came with 2:01 left.