#81: Amaury “Povich” Telemaco

Amaury Telemaco had exactly one thing going for him in his time as a Cub: he caused Harry Caray to pronounce his name in hilarious ways. But then, Harry Caray died and Telemaco became officially completely worthless, so the Cubs didn’t shed any tears when Telemaco was claimed by the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 1998 season.

The proud tradition of #44.

Ah, #44. The proud jersey of studs like Telemaco, Kyle Farnsworth, and Roberto Novoa.

If you’re wondering how Telemaco ever made any starts with the Cubs, look at the Cub rotations of the late 90s. There you go. That doesn’t lessen the sting of having to watch Telemaco ever take the ball in a Cubs uniform.

Low Point: Yes, it’s hard to pitch in Coors Field. Moreso if you’re Amaury Telemaco. On July 27, 1996, Telemaco faced the Rockies in Coors, went 4.2 innings, and gave up 6 earned runs, including 3 bombs which landed in John Elway’s backyard. His backyard when he lived in California.

Did You Know? Telemaco is the only rookie pitcher to face former Cy Young award winners in his first three starts (Drabek, Maddux, Glavine). I can’t think of a more talented pitcher to run that particular gauntlet.

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7 Responses to “#81: Amaury “Povich” Telemaco”


  1. 1 Slaky March 4, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    I think Amaury Povich pitched for the Cubs today. Glad I tuned in. What a waste. Aardsma in a Sox uniform…gahhh.

  2. 2 bocaj March 4, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    so u just going to ignore my idea?

  3. 3 bocaj March 4, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    well u should cause it’s bad

  4. 4 Bad Kermit March 4, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Slak, did he send the Sox players to boot camp?

    Bocaj, I plan on doing a preseason preview, but closer to the start of the season.

  5. 5 Slaky March 4, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    No, he just talked about their fat, fat, oh so fat babies. These kids eat a lot.

  6. 6 CT March 5, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Slaky, did he find out the baby-daddies were?

  7. 7 bocaj March 5, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    thanx my love


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