If there is 1 thing I have remained consistent with since my youth it’s checking the box scores on a daily basis. Even with them being accessible in a more timely manner via the Internet and other digital media, I still prefer the good old newspaper.
As a kid I learned how to read the box scores so I could follow Wade Boggs as I considered him to be the best hitter in the game in the 1980’s. And now some 20+ years later I still love reading the box scores on a daily basis but now I find that my emphasis has leaned towards following former Florida Marlins players still active around the league.
I thought it would be fun to build my own team made up of former Marlins players that are sill playing in the big leagues. Here we go:
1st Base – Derrek Lee
2nd Base – Luis Castillo
3rd Base – Mike Lowell
Shortstop – Edgar Rentaria
Center Field – Juan Pierre
Left Field – Gary Sheffield
Right Field – Josh Willingham
Catcher – Pudge Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher – Josh Beckett
Relief Pitcher – Trevor Hoffman
Man, the Marlins have let go of some amazingly talented guys over the years huh???