As a Tiger fan, it was crushing to watch him pitch for the Braves after we let him go. Regardless, this man plays the game the way it was meant to be played, and he has reinvented himself several times during his career. He's humble, hard-throwin', and versatile (his bat ain't bad, either!)...what else can you ask for? This may be the only guy from my generation for whom I'd attend a Cooperstown ceremony.
I gotta say I'm becoming a big fan of David Wright's. I live in NYC, and seeing as I'm not too fond of the Yankees, I started rooting for the Mets 4 or 5 years ago. Since Wright was called up a couple years ago, I've been able to watch him develop as the Mets are on TV all the time here. Outside of his obvious baseball talents, he comes across as a really good teammate, with a good attitude who always seems to be enjoying the game. I think, barring injuries, he has a big future ahead of him.
I've always been a little fond of Ortiz too. Who doesn't like Big Papi?
jlm53089 wrote:I also love the trash talker since i myself is one... he is one of the most unliked players in baseball you all know who it is... its AJ
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
The only player I really like for a good reason is Maddux. He's smart, witty and one of the all-time masters of his craft. I still get a funny feeling (like when we climbed the rope in gym class) when I think about that two-seamer running back across the outside corner.
As a youngster, I enjoyed Will "the Thrill" Clark. Not really sure why I liked. As a kid, you're easily persuaded so maybe it was the name or the fact that he was a good player that I always seemed to hear about. I emulated his batting stance. Not sure why but I liked him. Can't recall any other players that I like when I was younger.
Most of my favorite players were from the Expos since they were my home team. Pedro,
Ever since Vlad came on to the seen, he's my fav. My bro and I love the guy since we're Expos fans. 5 tool player, baby! We were in awe of his abilities. Throwing out a runner at 3B from RF (close to the warning track), his violent swings, his infectious smile. Serious man crush!! We loved reading about his story. If I recall, he was a tryout for LAD. Wearing different shoes, he hurt himself running to first base. FFerreira felt really bad for the kid because he tried really hard. Love the LAD for also giving us PJ for Delino Deshields.
Too bad Expos gave up on JBay. Mtl drafted him in 22nd rd in 2000.