Happy birthday to Ruben Mateo, who turns 32 today.
One of the all-time disappointing prospect stories. As a 21 year old, he had a .336/.385/.597 line in AAA in 1999, before getting called up to fill in in centerfield for the Rangers' last playoff team. Then he broke his leg the next season, was never the same, ultimately got traded (along with throw-in Edwin Encarnacion, in one of Doug Melvin's dumber moves) for Rob Bell and his Loch Ness Curve, and basically never got his career back on track.
And I know I normally only do one birthday, but I can't let this other one slide...happy birthday to Nails, who turns 47 today.