I was going to do something serious, but I'm just having so much fun right now.
Icehouse's point/counterpoint had me rolling this weekend and I feel like we need to explore this topic a little more.
What's the topic you ask?
Goofy and gooberific athletes.
You know the ones that make you laugh, and question why are they playing.
Ok this took a long time, there are just so many choices, and believe me I'm still questioning myself right now.
"What's that you say Mrs. Robinson? Joltin Joe has left and gone away? (hey hey hey)
The reasons for Dimaggio?
Well Joe batted .325 over his career, banged out 361 homers (and probably would've had more if not for the war in the middle of his career and the large vacuum that was Yankee stadium's left field.) He was also considered the best 5 tool player, and he still holds the hitting steak record at 56, which I'm afraid to say, will not be broken in our lifetime.
Ohhhhh and he married Marilyn Monroe.
So for all you young hobbers out there remember this: As long as you can ball and make lots of money, nobody will care about anything else.
let's light this fire.