You gotta love hustle.
In spring ball when the kid wearing jersey No. 62 sprints to first base after drawing a walk.
The fielder who, with no regard for his own safety, goes headstrong into the camera well for a foul ball.
The ballplayer who forgoes the home run trot, just in case he didn't get all of it, and turns a double off the wall into a triple.
I've gone through current MLB rosters to put together a team of those hard-nosed hustlers that you can't help but respect. The lineup contains many utility players, so many positions are interchangeable.
I got this idea while reading Bleacher Report's own Paul Swaney's piece titled A Baseball Team Everyone Can Root For. When I got to thinking of the ballplayers I root for most, I came up with a collection of blue collar types that bust their humps day in and day out, not to make the highlight reel, but to get the W.