as the former 2005 Navigators lefty starter was dropped off the Giants 40 man roster to make room for recent pickup INF Jose Visciano. He was the best starter the Navs had down the stretch last season and would have been in Triple A Frenso this year. Not overpowering stuff but got guys out.
Another reason Burres sticks out is I really needed a picture of him as the 2005 season progressed. Since 2004 I made it a goal to get a picture of each player in uniform something I wished I had started earlier. That's a hard goal because some guys get called up for spot roster fill-ins from other levels and then get sent back down or up. Last year catcher Steve Holm filled in one game for the Navs and only saw a half inning worth of work in the season home opener and then got sent down. I was lucky enough to get his picture in that game. He came back up later in the season but for awhile I thought I had a real collectors item; the player with the shortest Navigator career.
With starting pitchers you really have a one out of five chance of getting game action pictures. I remember missing Brian's first couple of appearances and then he went on the DL. I was worried he might not come back to the team and I wouldn't reach my goal but things turned out otherwise. The first weeks of the season I'm taking pictures like mad because you never know how long a guy is there for. And later on as the roster settles in, the addition of a new guy gets pretty exciting because I have to get that shot.