George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic might want the funk, but there isn't a player in the major leagues who is as eager to be paid a visit by the funk—or by the slump that typically comes along with it.
Yet the funk appears without warning, indiscriminately laying waste to even the most talented players that baseball has to offer.
In the blink of an eye, a player transforms from stud to dud, some more drastically than others.
What makes a player a dud? It could be a lack of production at the plate or on the mound, a boneheaded mistake when he reaches base or something that happens off the field.
There's no shortage of criteria—or candidates—to fill this week's all-dud team.