After some giggles and some prying, the class eventually revealed the source of that famous quote... comedian Gabriel Iglesias:
I went home and watched a few of his comedy shows... that steered me to his website... which led me to this autographed photo. In honor of Mr. Fluffy, I figured I'd share some of my favorite overweight baseball players.
#1: Tony Gwynn
Were you expecting anyone else in the #1 spot? My favorite athlete of all-time... period. Fluffy or not.
#2: Kirby Puckett
Kirby is definitely locked in at #2. From the mid 80's to the mid 90's, Puckett was one of my favorite players. His few extra pounds never kept him from doing a little bit of everything at the ballpark. It's a shame that his career and ultimately his life ended way too soon.
#3: David Ortiz
Designated hitter or not... Mr. Ortiz can hit. Throw in a sweet nickname and his touching and iconic tribute to his mother each time he crosses the plate after hitting a home run solidifies his #3 spot.
#4: Pablo Sandoval
I was probably more disappointed to see Kung Fu Panda leave the Bay Area than most San Francisco Giants fans. He was easily my favorite Giants player the past few years. And although he struggled at the plate last season, at least he's has Big Papi as a mentor.
#5: Prince Fielder
It's time to come clean. I'm not a Prince Fielder fan. I don't necessarily dislike him, but I won't be purchasing and wearing his jersey anytime soon. However... I really wanted to show off this Triple Threads relic card I recently picked up for my Special Serial Number PC. It's the first card in the print run...
What about you...
Who are your favorite "fluffy" baseball players?
Well... that's all I have for today. Happy Thursday and sayonara!