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Putting Together the Craziest, Quirkiest, Most Rowdy, Fun Loving MLB Team

If you watch baseball then you can’t help but notice the wacky and unorthodox attitudes, wind-ups, and facial hair of quite a few players. We all love guys like Brian Wilson, Nyjer Morgan, and Nick Swisher. Why? Not because their stars, but because they play the game with a child-like exuberance and happy-go-lucky attitude we can all relate to and appreciate. This team will be made up of the players that make my jaw drop in awe, unconsciously smile, and uncontrollably laugh each and every time I watch them play. A team made up of all the misfits and nut-jobs. The guys with the craziest deliveries and quirkiest habits. And of course, some of the best facial hair. Well then, let’s get started.

Team Anti-Erik Bedard/Carlos Zambrano

SP – Tim Lincecum (SF)with a nickname like “The Freak,” he’s an obvious choice

RP – Heath Bell (SD) – how can you not love a husky man running full speed and sliding into the pitcher’s mound

RP – John Axford (MIL) - only when he has his mustache like this

RP – Carlos Marmol (CHC) – coming at you with arms and legs going in every direction possible

RP – Brad Ziegler (ARI) - funky submarine delivery, basically a poor man’s Chad Bradford

CL – Brian Wilson (SF) – the myth, the legend, the BEARD

C – Francisco Cervelli (NYY) – always enthusiastic, intense, and passionate no matter what the situation is

1B – Prince Fielder (MIL) – #1 his name is Prince, #2 he’s fat yet light on his feet, and #3 he’s a vegetarian

2B – Brandon Phillips (CIN) – speaks his mind, twitter savvy, and is comfortable enough in his manhood to play with another man’s hair

3B – Pablo Sandoval (SF) – aka “Kung Fu Panda,” nuff said

SS – Yuniesky Betancourt (MIL) – maybe the greatest name in baseball, plus he started what I think is the play of the year

OF – Nyjer Morgan (MIL) – aka “Tony Plush or Tony Gumble,” seriously, there might be something wrong with this man

OF – Nick Swisher (NYY) – ultimate team player, always smiling, always positive

OF - Sam Fuld (TB) – “Super Sam” can be seen flying and diving all over the outfield, somebody get this guy a cape

DH - Jim Thome (MIN) – the ultimate professional, plays hard, and most importantly plays clean (PED free)

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  1. Nick Poust
    September 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM | #1

    Cool article, Matt. Great idea to put this together. I like your other work as well, pretty darn good writing. I might add Lomo, as you said. Another guy who could play on the bench: Jose Constanza, who licks his bat. That’s in the mix with Nomar Garciaparra’s batting glove twitchy thing among the top superstitious habits.

  2. EOT
    August 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM | #2

    You’re post made me smile. :) Very, very good my son!

  3. August 24, 2011 at 9:30 PM | #3

    I love Thome, but there is little quirky, crazy, rowdy or even fun loving about his calm professional approach. My DH would be Big Papi, who not only keeps the Sox loose but also has that cool pencil thin chin beard.

    • August 24, 2011 at 9:33 PM | #4

      Totally agree with you. I guess my Thome bias shown through on this one. I just had to get him on the list. Big Papi is definitely more suitable for the DH on this team but I guess the Yankee fan in me took over. And yes, Papi does have the freshest beard in the league. Thx for commenting

  4. djpostl
    August 24, 2011 at 8:49 PM | #5

    Don’t know about Marmol, crazy delivery and all. Guy seems like quite the headcase to me but I could be wrong. The list is great though, lots of great oddballs on here. I definitely think LoMo from the Marlins can be on here though!

    • August 24, 2011 at 9:25 PM | #6

      Yea, I see your point on Marmol. I guess you’d hear more about his antics if Zambrano didn’t steal all the thunder. Oh man, I totally forgot about LoMo, he’s a twitter legend. Definitely on my bench, haha. Thx for the comment bro.

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