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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#84 Benji Gil

WATCHING : verb \ˈwäch, ˈwȯch\
: to look at (someone or something) for an amount of time and pay attention to what is happening

Benji did a lot of watching from the bench mostly as a utility player never appearing in more than 130 games in a season.

 First Mexican native to be picked in the first round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft.

Won a World Series with the Anaheim Angels in 2002, batting .800 (4for5).

Friday, April 11, 2014

#83 Will Clark

MR. INTENSE : (Hey Emotion, that's not an adjective or a verb)

How about THRILLING since his real nickname was The Thrill?

Member of the 1984 Olympic team.

Won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur player in 1985.

Hit a home run on HIS FIRST SWING in his first major league at bat off Nolan Ryan
(That is awesome, I did not know that)

6-time All-Star (1988-1992 and 1994)
NL Gold Glove Winner (1991)
2-time NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1989 & 1991)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

#82 Alex Rodriguez

BLAZING : of outstanding power, speed, heat, or intensity

Enjoy the card, I have nothing to say about him.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Emotion Recap - Page 9

#73 Steve Ontiveros - TOUGH
#74 Rubin Sierra - MOTORING (Whats your price...)
#75 Terry Steinbach - CHASING
#76 Jay Buhner - SOLID
#77 Ken Griffey - JUNIOR
#78 Randy Johnson - FURY
#79 Edgar Martinez - UPSET
#80 Tino Martinez - READY
#81 Marc Newfield - PROMISE

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

#81 Marc Newfield

PROMISE : noun \ˈprä-məs\
a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified

Dude, promise me you wont tell ANYONE about this joint in my luggage!
 In 1996 arrested at the team hotel in Dearborn, Mich., and charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Another Mariners outfielder in the shadow of a kid named Griffey.

Hit into an unassisted triple play in 1994.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

#80 Tino Martinez

READY : adjective \ˈre-dē\
: properly prepared or finished and available for use


Tino is short for Constantino.

1st round draft pick in 1988 for the Mariners.

1991 MVP Pacific Coast League Calgary Cannons

Helped lead the Yankees to World Series championships in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000.

Won the Home Run Derby in 1997.