Posted at 9:09 PM on May 10, 2006
by David Zingler
A lot has happened in the life of the erstwhile Twins catcher since we last checked in with him. The Cork man began the season with the Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, before the Seattle Mariners affiliate released him on April 17 after just two games. For the record, he hit .333 (2 for 6) in the short stint.
Not to worry however, it seems several minor league teams were clamoring for a catcher with Millerís credentials and, after mulling over the offers for a few days; he inked a deal with thePawtucket Red Sox of the International League on April 25. As of May 8, the Corkster is hitting .308 (8 for 21) with his new squad.
If all the movement wasnít enough, Miller was behind the plate when Devil Rays prospect Delmon Young chucked his bat at and hit the replacement umpire (the regular umpires are striking and the IL isnít releasing the names of the replacements). In classic Corky fashion, he nonchalantly adjusted his catchers mask and prepared for the next batter as if nothing had happened.
My family loves this guy! We're thilled he's playing back in the IL so we can see him when his team comes to Rochester.
We just recently watched him call a great game against our Red Wings, each time he came back to the dugout he would hand a little kid the baseball. Then near the end of the game he gave another little kid his batting gloves.
We love his approach to baseball, and the way he treats the young fans. This guy is a class act!
I am glad to see Corky has somewhat of a following around the country.I just found this site and I think its very cool.Cork has found his groove with the PawSox,I'm his cousin and the family loves the support you guys show him.