My All-Time Favorite Players
While Jim Hendry and the front office continue doing absolutely nothing, I try to come up with blog material. Here's one just for fun, a list of my all-time and current favorite players to watch. This has little to do with my generally numbers obsessed way of analyzing the game, rather just the guys I like to watch play. Now my all-time list was heavily influenced when I was a child and the players that had cool batting stances or pitching motions that we would then try and emulate during recess and after school and of course the Cubs. As I get older, I tend to have a finer appreciation for the more talented players that just make the game look easy.
C - Tony Pena
1B - Will Clark
2B - Ryne Sandberg
SS - Tony Fernandez
3B - Ron Cey
LF - Rickey Henderson/Tim Raines
CF - Bob Dernier
RF - Sammy Sosa
Pitchers - Rick Sutcliffe, Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux, Kent Tekulve
Honorable Mentions: Ken Griffey Jr., Shawon Dunston, Pete Rose, Jody Davis, Benito Santiago, Mark Grace
C - Joe Mauer
1B - Lance Berkman
2B - Chase Utley
SS - Troy Tulowitzki
3B - Aramis Ramirez
LF - Grady Sizemore
CF - Carlos Beltran
RF - Vladimir Guerrero
Pitchers - Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Zambrano, Chris Carpenter, Roy Halladay, Johan Santana
I cheated on the outfielders because I can't think of one left fielder in baseball that I enjoy watching play, maybe Carl Crawford, but I've maybe watched 5 Tampa games in my lifetime. Vlad is a bit of a cheat as well since he's a DH now, but his hacktastic, yet amazing ability to make contact are sure fun to watch. On principle I should hate all Cardinals - but Carpenter, much like Halladay - just make pitching look too easy.
cubs win...bryant with 7HR in his last 8 games.
bryant 2nd HR of the night for a 2 run lead in the 10th? sure, why not. awesome.
gawd...jansen's thrown 5 pitches in the past 5 minutes.
wild pitch (and a K, boo) with heyward advancing! 1 out, heyward on 3rd.
HEYWARD SCORES ON A 2nd WILD PITCH! TIE!
leadoff double (heyward!) top of the 9th...RALLY!
carlos ruiz is still coming up to "in the air tonight" by phil 'are you kidding me' collins in LA.
many years ago before phil collins it was a soulja boy song.
dude has odd taste in music. at least it's not yanni...i guess.
Funniest skybox ever
that was some joke ass official scoring giving him a double. either way, seager's on 2nd and soler's play in the OF is still sketchy.
Schwarber is worse right?
Seager with the two out double *cough* to left field in the bottom of the fourth. If Soler just plays that bunny hop off his nuts, it's a single - certainly no double.
rizzo is tired of SD/LA night games...yet another towering one that died on the warning track.
Vin's been around
Monty dropped a two strike curve on AGon
See I told you they were up to no good
My guy Addy
Vin and '84 legends
been like that everytime I've been there too including Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium. Cubs travel well. It was pretty loud for Angels/Cubs this year and decent for Dodgers/Cubs but Dodger fans definitely turn out better than the Padre fans.