2011 MLB Personality All-Stars: Making an MLB Team of Crazy Characters
The Major League Baseball season is a long grinding season. As fans, we can rest assured that there will always be some personalities that entertain us throughout the tough summer months.
What if we can form a team of the most personable players? Especially for the Astros fan among us, it would be a welcome sight to encourage more fan interaction and quotable quotes.
I present to you a dream team of crazy personalities.
Catcher: A.J. Pierzynski
Pierzynski and Ozzie Guillen have made for a crazy pair on the South Side of Chicago.
A.J. was once rumored to knee a team trainer in the groin while with the Giants in the spring training of 2004, but he's probably more known for wrestling in the offseason.
First Base: Prince Fielder
Known as "The Big Vegetarian" for his odd diet choice, Fielder doesn't exactly profile as a normal rejecter of meat. How many 270-pound vegetarians have you heard of?
Second Base: Brandon Phillips
He's known as Dat Dude BP. Even his Twitter account mirrors this charismatic All-Star.
Third Base: Kevin Youkilis
Shortstop: Derek Jeter
Jeter may be the most infamous of the characters on this team, although no one would mind getting paid millions of dollars to play baseball and date world-famous actresses and supermodels.
Even though he remains more reserved than most, how could I leave off one of the most well-known "living large" players in the league off the team?
Left Field: Logan Morrison
By now you can see that frequent Twitter users typically have a crazy, outgoing personality. Logan Morrison has been known to be opinionated and tweets his thoughts out on a regular basis.
The guy they call LoMo plays for 80-year-old Jack McKeon, who probably thinks "tweeting" is a naughty act.
Center Field: Nyjer Morgan
Nyjer Morgan, or rather his alter ego, Tony Plush, is definitely one of the top two craziest MLB personalities. T-Plush is his gentlemanly on-field personality, if you didn't know. His interviews are golden.
One more priceless interview. You can never have enough.
Right Field: Nick Swisher
Nick Swisher is known for having a bubbly, outgoing personality. He also likes to roll down his window and greet his fans as he drives away from Yankee stadium.
Also an avid tweeter, he can change the culture of a clubhouse with his crazy antics.
Starting Pitcher: Carlos Zambrano
Fiery. Divisive. Talented. All apt adjectives to describe this Cubs starter.
Carlos Zambrano has shown flashes of brilliance and flashes of dumb choices. He fought teammates in the dugout (Michael Barrett in 2007, Derrek Lee in 2010) and threw a no-hitter (in 2008).
Relief Pitcher: Brian Wilson
Who else did you expect in this spot?