Saturday, May 16, 2015

Emotion Recap - Page 13


#109 Shawon Dunston - INTENT
#110 Mark Grace - WORKING
#111 Brian McRae - SATISFIED
#112 Randy Myers - LETHAL
#113 Sammy Sosa - STYLE
#114 Steve Trachsel - PRIMED
#115 Bret Boone - PURSUIT
#116 Ron Gant - THUNDER
#117 Barry Larkin - PRESENCE

Friday, May 8, 2015

#117 Barry Larkin



PRESENCE : noun pres·ence \ˈpre-zən(t)s\
a :  the bearing, carriage, or air of a person; especially :  stately or distinguished bearing
b :  a noteworthy quality of poise and effectiveness


Just about every sentence about Barry Larkin starts with "One of the best..."

12× All-Star (1988–1991, 1993–1997, 1999, 2000, 2004)
World Series champion (1990)
NL MVP (1995)
3× Gold Glove Award (1994–1996)
9× Silver Slugger Award (1988–1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999)
Roberto Clemente Award (1993)
Cincinnati Reds #11 retired
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame

2012 Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Vote 86.4% (third ballot)

Silver Medal 1984 Summer Olympics

Saturday, March 7, 2015

#116 Ron Gant



THUNDER : transitive verb thun·der \ˈthən-dər\
to strike with a sound likened to thunder


Tied a Major League record in 1995 by hitting four extra-inning game winning home runs.

Always looked good on a baseball card.

2× All-Star (1992, 1995)
Silver Slugger Award (1991)
NL Comeback Player of the Year (1995)
30-30 Club (1990, 1991)

Atlanta Braves (1987–1993)
Cincinnati Reds (1995)
St. Louis Cardinals (1996–1998)
Philadelphia Phillies (1999–2000)
Anaheim Angels (2000)
Colorado Rockies (2001)
Oakland Athletics (2001)
San Diego Padres (2002)
Oakland Athletics (2003)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

#115 Bret Boone



PURSUIT : noun pur·suit \pər-ˈsüt, -ˈsyüt\
:  an activity that one engages in as a vocation, profession, or avocation :  occupation

"I'm not like Ichiro.  I don't polish my glove every day."

Grandson of former major leaguer Ray Boone
Son of former major leaguer Bob Boone
Brother of former major leaguer Aaron Boone
And get this:
Descendant of pioneer Daniel Boone

3× All-Star (1998, 2001, 2003)
4× Gold Glove Award (1998, 2002–2004)
2× Silver Slugger Award (2001, 2003)

Friday, February 20, 2015

#114 Steve Trachsel



PRIMED :  transitive verb \ˈprīm\
to prepare for firing by supplying with priming


Locked, loaded, and ready to fire....in a little while.

"The Human Rain Delay"

Never officially retired but hasn't played since 2008.

Allowed Mark McGwire's record breaking 62nd home run.

Only pitcher in Mets history to allow four home runs in one inning.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

#113 Sammy Sosa



STYLE : transitive verb \ˈstī(-ə)l\
to give (yourself) a name or title even if you do not really deserve it


Yeah, doesn't really deserve it.



Saturday, February 7, 2015

#112 Randy Myers



LETHAL : adjective le·thal \ˈlē-thəl\
: causing or able to cause death


As far as I can tell, Randy Myers never killed anyone.
But has he tried.....