Sunday, July 20, 2014

Emotion Recap - Page 10

#82 Alex Rodriguez - BLAZING
#83 Will Clark - MR. INTENSE (still lame)
#84 Benji Gil - WATCHING
#85 Juan Gonzalez - EXPLOSIVE
#86 Rusty Greer - CALCULATING
#87 Dean Palmer - ALERT
#88 Ivan Rodriguez - WIRED
#89 Kenny Rogers - HUMMIN'
#90 Roberto Alomar - SMOOOOTH OPERATOR

Sunday, July 13, 2014

#90 Roberto Alomar

SMOOTH :  adjective \ˈsmüth\
excessively and often artfully suave :  ingratiating <a smooth operator>

"No need to ask
He's a smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator"
- Sade

Sunday, June 29, 2014

#89 Kenny Rogers

HUMMIN' : to run smoothly

20-year career.

Played for the Rangers on 3 separate occasions.

Pitched 14th perfect game in MLB history (vs the Angels)

 Suspended for 20 games and fined $50,000 for the "Camera Incident" (prior to a game vs. the Angels)
I'm seeing a trend here.

In his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame in 2014, he received a single vote and dropped off the ballot.

That's actually kinda sad given he had a decent career.
Maybe the camera incident sealed his fate with the media.

Friday, May 30, 2014

#88 Ivan Rodriguez

WIRED : adjective
: very excited or full of nervous energy

I like Pudge  a lot don't get me wrong, but I remember watching him go from a relatively little guy, to a very bulky guy, then after the steroids scandal broke to an almost a sickly looking guy.

Always left me wondering.

One of the best catchers ever.

Always dug it when he picked off a runner at first by throwing behind a batters back.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

#87 Dean Palmer

ALERT : adjective \ə-ˈlərt\
: able to think clearly and to notice things

For some reason I often confuse Dean Palmer for Lee Stevens,
also thinking that they both played for the Angels and Rangers.
Not so though.
Palmer - 14 years Rangers, Royals, Tigers
Stevens - 11 years Angels, Rangers, Expos, Indians

He began playing in the minors at age 17, and hit the majors at age 20.

In 1992 Palmer became the first Texas ballplayer to ever homer in the first three games of a season.

He led the league in strikeouts in 1992 with 154.

Friday, May 9, 2014

#86 Rusty Greer

CALCULATING : adjective \-ˌlā-tiŋ\
: carefully thinking about and planning actions for selfish or improper reasons

If Skybox had done their research they would not have chosen CALCULTING for Rusty Greer.
Second only to Nolan Ryan in every North Texans heart is Rusty Greer.
The guy gave everything he had both on the field and off, to the team and to the fans.

Born Thurman Clyde "Rusty" Greer III

Made a diving catch of Angel Rex Hudler's fly ball to protect a perfect game by Kenny Rogers. 
(He made a lot of catches like that)

9-year career with the Texas Rangers (.305/119HR/614RBI/.979FLD)

On August 11, 2007, the Rangers inducted Greer into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#85 Juan Gonzalez

EXPLOSIVE : adjective \ik-ˈsplō-siv, -ziv\
: tending to get angry very easily

And then taking it out on pitcher Charles Nagy (20 for 54, 6 HR, .370)

Fastest Player to hit 200 Home Runs AL (766 games)
Fastest Player to hit 300 Home Runs AL (1,096 games)
Is currently (2012) the fastest player to reach 1,000 RBIs (1,158 games) since Ted Williams (1,138 games) did it in 1949.
Became the first player since Vern Stephens in 1950 to drive in 400 runs in a 3-year span; he drove in his 400th on August 22, 1998.

"I concentrate more when I see men on base." 

 Averaged 37 HR and 117 runs batted in per season between 1991 and 1999

 Jose Canseco claims to have given steroid injections, and has been named in the Mitchell Report 

3-time All-Star (1993, 1998, 2001)
2-time American League MVP (1996, 1998)
His 434 career home runs ranks 37th on the all-time list
6 Silver Slugger awards (1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001)
2-time American League Home Run Champion (1992, 1993)

I always enjoyed sitting in the stands above left field in Arlington watching him play.