Friday, November 21, 2014

#102 Chipper Jones

POISED : adjective
 marked by easy composure of manner or bearing

I traded my 1992 Stadium Club Draft Picks Chipper Jones rookie card for a Phil Nevin Draft Picks rookie card back in 1992 just after my brother-in-law and I had just pulled them from a few packs we each opened.
Smart move huh?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

#101 Marquis Grissom

EXCITING : adjective \ik-ˈsī-tiŋ\
: causing feelings of interest and enthusiasm : causing excitement

On July 28, 1991, caught Chris Gwynn's fly ball for the final out of Dennis Martínez' perfect game

Won the 2003 Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership.

Led the National League in stolen bases (1991, 1992)
2× All-Star (1993, 1994)
World Series champion (1995)
ALCS MVP (1997)
4× Gold Glove Award (1993–1996)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

#100 Tom Glavine

SKILL : noun
: the ability to do something that comes from training, experience, or practice

 Four-year member of the honor roll and the National Honor Society at Billerica Memorial High School, Massachusetts.

Drafted by both the Los Angeles Kings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft (in the 4th round, 69th overall—two rounds ahead of future National Hockey League star Brett Hull and five rounds ahead of Luc Robitaille, both 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees), and the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball organization in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur baseball draft.

That's impressive.

10× All-Star (1991–1993, 1996–1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006)
World Series champion (1995)
2× NL Cy Young Award (1991, 1998)
World Series MVP (1995)
4× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1995, 1996, 1998)
Atlanta Braves #47 retired
National Baseball Hall Of Fame (2014)

Even more impressive.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emotion Recap - Page 11

#91 Joe Carter - CLUTCH
#93 Alex Gonzalez - QUICK
#94 Shawn Green - BREAKTHROUGH
#95 Pat Hentgen - FIRING
#96 Paul Molitor - CONSISTENT
#97 John Olerud - WORKING
#98 Devon White - RELAXED
#99 Steve Avery - ATTACKING

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#99 Steve Avery

ATTACKING : verb \ə-ˈtak\
: to act violently against (someone or something) : to try to hurt, injure, or destroy (something or someone)

Just how many batters did Steve Avery plunk?

26 hit batters out of 6609 batters faced in 11 seasons.

I need a new definition for ATTACKING.

Friday, October 3, 2014

#98 Devon White

RELAXED : adjective \ri-ˈlakst\
: calm and free from stress, worry, or anxiety : not worried or tense

3-time All-Star (1989, 1993 & 1998)
7-time AL Gold Glove Winner (1988, 1989 & 1991-1995)
3-time World Series Champion
 All after he was traded away from the Angels with Willie Fraser for Junior Felix and Luis Sojo.
Good for you Devo.

I remember Devo in the outfield at Anaheim Stadium.  Relaxed, yes.  You'd think too relaxed.  But then he would just explode towards a ball that you wouldn't think he would reach and snag it on the run.  I always enjoyed watching him play.

Friday, September 26, 2014

#97 John Olerud

WORKING : noun \ˈwər-kiŋ\
:  the manner of functioning or operating :  operation —usually used in plural <the inner workings of the government>
:  an excavation or group of excavations made in mining, quarrying, or tunneling —usually used in plural

WORKING : adjective \ˈwər-kiŋ\
: having a job
: of or relating to a person's job
: suitable to be worn while working

OK Skybox morons, we're talking about John Olerud here and not a single one of those definitions is adequate, let alone the stupid word you picked for him!
JOHN.... F...... OLERUD!

I would have picked something like, say 
 constant, dedicated, devoted, devout, down-the-line, fast, good, loyal, pious, staunch, steadfast, steady, true, true-blue, dependable, dutiful, reliable, responsible, solid, tried, tried-and-true, trustworthy, trusty; unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering; determined, intent, resolute; confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate, sworn; ardent, avid, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, gung ho, impassioned, passionate, serious