Monday, April 02, 2007

An opening day treat

Your humble blogger was asked to contribute to a special project for opening day. Ryan and the crew at Rumors and Rants asked several members of the sports blogosphere two questions.

"Who is your favorite baseball player of all-time, and why? "

They would then post the list on opening day. Here's what they had to say about the post that resulted, "Sports Bloggers Reveal Their Favorite Baseball Players."

We only expected a few responses and we figured most would be repeats, naming the same few players over and over again. We were wrong. We received 37 entries from 27 different blogs and only two repeat responses. We got everything from journeymen to Hall of Famers. The responses were creative, informative and often passionate. The emails we got ranged from one sentence to seven paragraphs in length. Some were hilarious, some were heartfelt and others gushed on and on the way a 12-year-old kid would about his hero. Seriously, reading these was awesome.

It's well worth taking a few minutes and reading the responses, and not only because TWFE was included. It's a great read about the only sport that truly matters, baseball.

And to be perfectly honest, I'm for any excuse allowing me to sing the praises of the greatest Tiger ever...


  1. The Sports Hernia4/02/2007 12:12 PM

    Wow, Champ Summers had quite the glorious mustache. Kudosw

  2. That is some seriously esteemed blog company you're keeping over there, Big Al. Congratulations for that, and kudos for the quirky, original choice for your favorite baseball player.

  3. Champ's the best, one of my All-Time favorite Tigers too!