Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday Weekly Contest
I have been slacking a little bit with a post World Series Celebration "hangover". I still need to put together a fitting tribute to my team and close out last week's contest. All in good time.
But it is Wednesday again and time for another give away. Let's go with another positional list this week, the first basemen seemed like a popular topic so for this week's contest, post a comment with your list of your 3 favorite second basemen of all time from your favorite team. If you don't have a favorite team, just list your favorite 3 second basemen of all time. I will close it out on Saturday night and all the people that enter will be randomed on Random.org 3 times to identify a winner.
I will share mine to get everyone started.
1. Robby Thompson - Thompson was a very solid second basemen on the teams of the mid 80s to mid 90s - prime time for my Giants viewing. He finished 2nd in the ROY voting to Todd Worrell in 1986, was a 2-time All Star and 1-time Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner. I remember his first couple years he was Rob and switched to Robby once he established himself. Lots of fond memories of seeing him play as I grew up.
2. Jeff Kent - Lots to like about Kent. He has some of the best statistics of any second baseman in baseball history. He had no issues standing up to Barry Bonds. He is doing well on this season of Survivor, even getting the one person who recognized who he was voted off pretty early. He wasn't too skilled at washing his truck but he was one of the best at his position. I am very curious to see what happens when he is up for the HOF.
3. Joe Morgan - Yes he only played a couple years for the Giants and was on the downside of his career but I remember the excitement of the Giants getting the 2-time MVP and World Champion in the early 80s. He does have one of the more memorable Giants moments of the early 80s, hitting a HR to knock the Dodgers out of the playoffs - you have to respect that!
Let's see your top 3 for an entry into the Wednesday Weekly Contest!