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Happy birthday, Alan Benes

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Happy birthday to Alan Benes, who turns 37 today.

Benes was a first round pick of the Cards back in 1993, who could never stay healthy.  In the awful 2003 clusterShowalter season, John Hart traded for Benes in an attempt to shore up the Ranger rotation, and he made 4 starts and posted an 11.40 ERA.  He hasn't pitched in the majors since. 

The Alan Benes Experiment is one of those things that epitomizes the disaster of the 2003 season and, really, the John Hart Era in general.

I can never get him and his brother, Andy Benes, straight.  Andy was the #1 overall pick in the 1988 draft and had a pretty solid career.