Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/17/12
You go to work every day, and you work hard. You try to do your best. Do you always have the same effort level? Every minute of every day? Yesterday, 97.5 in Philly, on their digital billboards, called out Jimmy Rollins for his perceived lack of effort running to first on a ground ball where he was way out the day before in Miami, in what was still a 3-2 game. Fans were none the happy either on the internets, complaining about Jimmy on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and anywhere else one can troll to talk about a ballplayer. This week, Jimmy Rollins broke Larry Bowa's club record for games at shortstop. He has 1,751 games played in his career. He's at 1,981 hits in his career. He has 702 career extra base hits. He has multiple Gold Gloves. He has multiple All-Star Games. He has an MVP. He has a pair of World Series appearances. He has a World Championship. All as a Phillie. For the "saber-nerds" out there, and I say that lovingly, he's going to be a +40 WAR guy for his career. Let's n...
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