Denard Span Talk
Everyone knows that San Dawg and I are in lockstep on almost everything. There are exceptions. He doesn’t like the Warriors. Or the Niners. And he and I are split on Denard Span. It’s starting to consume the friendship. Yesterday this was the text exchange between us:
First of all, I am biased against Span because my 4th favorite player of all time is Rickey Henderson. My list goes 1) Thrill 2) Barry 3) place holder and 4) Rickey. I couldn’t have an Oakland A be in my top 3.
My expectation for a lead off man is simple: Make shit happen. I don’t care what your stats are, just make shit happen. That can be as simple as stealing 2nd base. It could be rattling the pitcher once you get to first base. Taking an extra bag or dropping down a sick bunt for a base hit. Rickey did all that including hitting a mind blowing 81(!) home runs to lead off a game. Now THAT, my fellow Flappers, is making shit happen. Rickey also referred to himself in the 3rd person during interviews. If Span can at least start doing that, I might lay off him a bit.
So I noodled it and came up with the following poll:
Ah, felt good to do a poll again. Now get out there and vote.