Well if you're like me... then you'd go with your favorite players from the past and present.
Today is Part B of my three part series showcasing my MLB dream team and I'll be focusing on the perfect infield. Last week, I blogged about my dream team's manager, catcher, and pitchers. If you missed it, click part A below:
Part B - Infielders
Part C - Outfielders & Designated Hitter
Okay... let's get to it...
First Baseman - Will Clark
I'm a lifelong A's fan... and grew up hating their Bay Area counterpart... the San Francisco Giants. However Will Clark is a huge part of my hobby history and there's no denying his ability to thrill his fans.
Honorable Mention - Adrian Gonzalez
Second Baseman - Jackie Robinson
He's the only player on my roster that played before my time. But his legacy lives on in baseball today. His accomplishments on the diamond are amazing... but to me, Mr. Robinson is more than a ball player... he's a man of character. Every year I use a quote of his in my classroom to inspire students to be positive role models in our society.
Honorable Mention - Ryne Sandberg
Shortstop - Ozzie Smith
If you grew up in the 80's and loved baseball... then chances are you've seen The Wizard of Oz and his incredible defensive plays... along with his trademark back flip. If not... I encourage you to check it out.
Honorable Mention - Cal Ripken Jr.
Third Baseman - Bill Madlock
My third baseman selection is the perfect example of where childhood trumps adulthood. I originally chose Chipper Jones, because of his loyalty to the Atlanta Braves and his accomplishments over the past two decades. But then I remembered Mad Dog and how I used to pretend to be him when I was younger.
Honorable Mention - Chipper Jones
So what do you think? As The Rock would say... "It doesn't matter what you think!". This is my dream team... not yours. Just kidding... feel free to leave me some feedback.
And stay tuned for the final post in this series... where I'll share my dream outfield... and whether you like them or not... my all-time favorite designated hitter.
Who's your dream infield?
Have a great day... only two days until the weekend. Sayonara!