2008 MLB All-Suck Team

7 09 2008

by Kevin Collins

Adam Eaton is an anchor in the All-Suck Team's rotation

Adam Eaton is an anchor in the All-Suck Team's rotation

With the season winding down and some players already starting to pack it in, I’ve decided to come up with an anti-All*Star team.  This team is comprised of a player at each position, who has just absolutely sucked this year.  They may not be the worst at their position, but they should be so much better.  These players have all started more games at their position for their respective teams than any other member of their team.  Because I compiled the team this way, So Taguchi didn’t quite make the cut.  But I think I may bring him on as the bat boy.  So let’s get to the team.  I warn you, some of the stats you are about to see are pretty shocking.  It is not for the faint of heart baseball fan.

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Atrocious Attire

12 08 2008

by Kevin Collins

Last time we took a gander at the best dressed teams in sports.  Today, we are taking the opposite route.  These are the uniforms that must have been designed by Todd Pinkston when he had the sun in his eyes.  I don’t know what these teams could have possibly been thinking when they thought up some of these threads.  I really want to meet the men and women who OK’ed these uniforms at the team meetings and actually thought they were good ideas.

Sure teams want to get as many unique uniforms out there as possible.  Why? – so fans like you and me will go out and purchase these authentic, or replica jerseys to show our support for our favorite team.  In reality, its all about turning a profit.  If a  franchise can throw out a new uniform every three years, whether it be sharp or hideous, they will give it the okay, in hopes of fans buying more and more merchandise, thickening the teams’ executives’ already padded pockets.  Let’s begin.

Let me warn you.  The images you are about to see are not for the faint of heart.  If graphic images scare you, then look away and stop reading this entry.  Some of these uniforms are so awful, I can not actually rank which are worse than the others.  So instead of a top ten, I have just singled out the most awful, leaving the others unranked.  Here we go…
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Teixera Traded To Angels

29 07 2008

The Angels acquired two time gold glove first basemen Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves today for infielder Casey Kotchman and minor league pitcher Stephen Marek.  Last year, the Angels lost the Teixera sweepstakes when he was dealt to the Braves.  The offer at that time was Kotchman and Joe Saunders (and the Rangers might be playoff contenders if they chose that package).  The switch hitting first baseman is batting .283 with 20 home runs and 78 runs batted in for the Braves.

Kotchman, 24, is having a fantastic season.  He’s currently batting .287 with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs.  The trade makes sense for the Braves who would have lost Teixera to free agency after the season.  He is expected to command upwards of $20 million per year.