I always liked Sheff, bit of a malcontent who never got along with his teammates from what I understand. Probably the wildest swing I ever saw, kind of amazing he never tore his shoulder during his career (or did he and I'm just not remembering?).
You hear the baseballisms about how a guy never gets cheated when he swings the bat. Well, Sheff is Exhibit A.
EDIT: Your poll question, to which I responded, is different than your thread title which I guess I didn't really notice. Fuck the Yankees.
I don't think I have a list of favourite Yankees. If I did, it would have included Bernie Williams, Jim Leyritz and Scott Brosius. Totally forgot Shef played for them, but I remember his season (or 2?) on the Bravos.
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Steroid user aside, I will never forget the time Sheffeild and Bonds were sitting there talking to the LA times I believe while at the All star game they were both voted into and whining about how racist people are in baseball and how they're at disadvantage because they're black and I'm yelling "you were voted as starters in the MLB all star game, where's the racism you idiots?"
Is there racism, sure. To these two guys? Nope. Sheffield was as big a whiner as Bonds. And a juicer.
Post by Beardy McJewsenheimer ESQ on Jan 17, 2020 17:53:18 GMT
Kind of weird and random, but OK, I'm in. Probably not even top 100. As a yankee fan I honestly am pretty confident I can come up with more than 100 guys I liked more than Sheffield. Now, that may sound like a knock on Sheff, but it's not. I got nothing against him. But there are just so many players throughout this franchises history that were either better or just plain meant more to me as a fan than Gary Sheffield.
I also bought a box of his Cigars and they were decent but overpriced. He teamed up with Rocky Patel to release a cigar commemorating him hitting 500 Home Runs. And Rocky Patel is one of my favorite cigar brands. They were supposed to be limited edition and signed, the box, that's why they were overpriced. I sold the box on ebay for a decent amount, so it came out OK. But I guess they did well, cause they still sell boxes of 10 and 20, just not signed. Still a nice box. A box of 20 is like 130-140. That's actually a good price, 6 something per cigar for a quality Rocky Patel cigar. So if you like Gary Sheffield and cigars go get yourself a box. And the boxes make a cool collectible too. You're welcome.
As a Milwaukee Brewers fan when he first came up with our team in 1988, it wasn't too long before we realized what an incredibly talented, but completely soulless player he was.
He ACTUALLY played poorly ON PURPOSE because he hated being in Milwaukee so much, that he felt THAT was the best way to go about getting a trade......one that he eventually started lobbying for on a DAILY basis (but one that the club, for obvious reasons, was VERY hesitant to make).
And personally, though it killed me to see our team lose somebody like him with all that talent, the day he finally got his trade in 1992 that he had wanted SO badly for SO long, Brewers fans were mostly of the opinion, "GOOD RIDDANCE !!" (not sure, but he may have been the original player they coined the term "clubhouse cancer" for....but even it he wasn't, the term NEVER applied more aptly!)....