Who is your favorite?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:45 AM
The question is, who is your favorite active player that isn't on the team you root for? and why?
For me, it's probably Evan Longoria. his offensive and defensive skills speak for themselves, and he's also a very team first player. he keeps re-signing with TB without even a thought of exploring free agency, even though he could easily get much more money if he wanted to. one of his career goals is to be a 1 team guy, and he doesn't have a lot of off the field baggage.
I almost chose Ryan Zimmerman, but I sort of root for the nats, so I didn't think that was a good choice for this conversation.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:53 PM
just think this guy is phenomenal
sorta been a closet Dodger fan since Eddie Murray left and went there
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:18 PM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:34 AM
I've followed his career since he was a Yankee prospect. He's an awesome ballplayer and seems to be an all around nice guy.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:47 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:55 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:28 AM
Learn from the last President, and make this next era one of rebuilding what has been torn down.
Instead of being loyal to your party, be loyal to your country and your people.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:27 PM
love me some Griffey Jr.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:36 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:54 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:25 AM
He had an off year in 2012 due to injury but Halladay. Really any dominant pitcher, just love watching a guy on the mound in total control.
I agree. In this era of specialization, it's great to see a pitcher regularly go 8+.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:16 AM
Derek Jeter. Plays the game right. And that play in the 2001 playoffs against Oakland at home plate still amazes me because the shortstop is NOT suppose to be where he was.
This, and I agree with the example cited. I have also been a big fan of Ichiro.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:22 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:23 AM
Even with his issues and his age starting to get up, give me Josh Hamilton...freak
JH seems like a good guy. that's a huge contract for a 30 HR guy.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:05 AM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:06 AM
Back years ago I used to root for Kent Hrbek of the Twins.
What is a veteran? This is the best definition I've found:
"A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount 'up to and including my life.' That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer can conceptualize it."
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