Friday, March 28, 2008

Straw Man?

Sorry, but Darryl Strawberry doesn't belong on the All-Time Al Lang team - not side-by-side with Mantle, Mays and Ruth.

Had his career not been derailed by a series of poor choices, Strawberry would be a given. Consider this - he lost half of his career to drugs, and still hit over 330 home runs and drove in 1,000 runs. Imagine if he would have stayed on the straight and narrow?

OK, so who do you replace him with? I've heard Carl Crawford's name mentioned, and it's hard to argue with that - especially since the only Ray who made the team was Wade Boggs, who didn't exactly spend his glory days here in St. Pete.

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