Most young baseball fans grow up idolizing a player who they would give anything to meet, if only for a minute. For me, it was Cal Ripken Jr...
Our priorities tend to change as we grow from adolescents to adults. I would utterly humiliate myself by showing my true colors, chasing down every famous baseball player I see within range of my 10X binoculars.
It's gone from "I would give anything to meet him and get his autograph!!!," to a much less intense, "Yeah, it'd be cool to grab a beer with that guy."
In light of my inner-child, I put a list together comprised of players who seem like they'd be good drinking buddies. Of course, a good drinking buddy to one guy may be an obnoxious, loud-mouthed drunk to the next guy, so I did my best to include some of each manner.
Here are "The 21 Coolest Drinking Buddies in Baseball."