Philadelphia has seen its share of star players over the years. In this past decade alone, we have been introduced to a new crop that contains the likes of Chase Utley, Brian Westbrook, Mike Richards and others.
But equally as memorable as the great players are some of the ones that we would most like to forget, the bums. And Lord knows we have seen our fair share of them as well.
Being a bum is not determined by simple poor performance. Yes, that has something to do with it, but bums go the extra mile.
Bums are often players with high expectations attached to them but who don’t seem to put in the effort to make themselves into true standout players. They whine and complain, picking fights with teammates, coaches, the media and fans.
Bums are also frequently injured and never seem to heal as quickly as other players do. And they do this all while typically being grossly overpaid, wasting a team’s financial resources and the precious time of its fans.
Mike Mamula (pictured) was thankfully absent from this decade, but some of the players we had were just as dreadful.
As this decade prepares to come to a close just a few months from now, here, in no particular order of ranking, is Philadelphia all-bum team for the 2000’s.