Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#32 Albert Belle

AMUSED :  archaic : to divert the attention of so as to deceive

Caught using a corked bat.

Retired at age 34 but for several seasons afterwards the Orioles were forced to keep him on their 40-man roster in order to collect insurance on the huge contract he was still getting paid for (made about 35 mil without playing).

Stalked his ex-girlfriend.

The list goes on and on.

5 time All Star
5 time Silver Slugger
AL Doubles, HR, and RBI leader (1995)
381 career HRs

The list goes on and on...too bad it's overshadowed.

Friday, November 23, 2012

#31 Carlos Baerga

PSYCHED : to make (as oneself) psychologically ready especially for performance —often used with up <psyched himself up for the game> 

You can see it in his eyes!

No!  Don't look him in the eyes!

First player to ever hit one home run from both sides of the plate in the same inning.

AL singles leader in 1992 (152).

Led AL in errors in 1991 (27).

3X All-Star.

2X Silver Slugger Award.

Endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 Primaries.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

#30 Robin Ventura

MASTERING : to become skilled or proficient in the use of.

3-time All-American at Oklahoma State University.

Selected tenth in the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft by the White Sox.

First player ever to hit a grand slam in each game of a doubleheader.

Also hit 2 grand slams in a single game.

He's the dude that hit the Grand Slam Single in the '99 NLCS.

Pitched an inning during a blowout loss to the Anaheim Angels, allowing a single and three fly ball outs.

6 Gold Gloves as a third baseman.

All-around good guy except for charging Nolan Ryan.

Friday, November 16, 2012

#29 Frank Thomas

AMAZING : to surprise or astonish greatly : fill with wonder 

The Big Hurt

Swung a rusted chunk of rebar from old Comiskey Park in the on-deck circle.

Won a ton of awards in 18 year career.

Set tons of White Sox records.

Won a World Series in 2005 with the White Sox but was not on the post season roster due to injuries.

CEO and Founder of W2W Records.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

#28 Tim Raines

MASTER : a worker or artisan qualified to teach apprentices 

Just don't teach them the REAL reason you slid head first!

Began his career with a major league record 27 consecutive successful stolen bases.

Lost 1981 NL Rookie of the Year honors to Fernando Valenzuela.

Retroactively awarded collusion damages from 1986, receiving over $865,000 in 1992.

Playing against his son Tim Raines Jr. they became the first father-son pair to play against each other in an official professional baseball game in 2001.

Later that year became the second to play together on the same team.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Emotion Recap - Page 3

#19 Gary DiSarcina - COVERING
#20 Chuck Finley - HORSE
#21 Tim Salmon - STUDYING
#22 Lee Smith - MENACING
#23 J.T. Snow - STROKING
#24 Jim Abbott - FIERCE
#25 Jason Bere - SCORCHER
#26 Ray Durham - SENSATION
#27 Ozzie Guillen - SLICK

Sunday, November 4, 2012

#27 Ozzie Guillen

SLICK : deft, skillful <a slick ballplayer>

CONTROVERSIAL would be a better word for Ozzie.