The Big Pajamas
Fans hear regularly just how much baseball players have improved in terms of strength, conditioning, and speed over the years, but such a generalization ignores the glaring omissions.Ā Not everybody looks like Dan Uggla and requires a scratching post to get to the spot between the shoulder blades.Ā As John Kruk famously pronounced, āLady, Iām not an athlete. Iām a professional baseball player.ā
Well put, Kruk.Ā So hereās a hat tip to the guys who appear to be more John Kruk than Ron Gant.Ā For the waitstaff at Golden Corral and every pizza buffet in every major league baseball city, here is the āAll Expandablesā team.
Adam Dunn ā 6ā6ā³, 285 pounds might be a little generous for āBig Donkeyā, but when you have 403 career home runs at age 32, you get to knock off 5-10ā¦..errrr 40 pounds.
Ronny Paulino ā 6ā3ā³, 250 pounds puts the ābackā in ābackstopā.Ā As a pitcher, you want a guy who can block the plate, and Paulino basically forms an eclipse under a