Best: Shaun Marcum's hat and general appearance
I find it annoying when baseball bloggers go on and on about the way someone looks. I know John Axford has a 70s porn mustache and I realize that Brian Wilson has a crazy beard with wolverines living it and yes, Prince Fielder is a rather rotund man. Is there anything you want to add to that conversation or are you strictly stating facts about people's general appearance?
That being said, Shaun Marcum's look brings me way too much joy. He looks like Pigpen from Peanuts all grown up in a baseball uniform. The great thing about the way he looks is that you could never accuse him of not trying, if anything you want to pull him aside and tell him to take it easy. I just love him and as a guy who sweats through hats I appreciate watching a Brewer do the same.
Ryan Braun is going to be an All-Star the rest of his life. Prince Fielder might not make the All-Star team every year, but on the years he doesn't he will be on ESPN's snub list. These are facts.
Rickie Weeks might be an All-Star every year for the rest of his career or he might be one and done. It's hard to say, but it doesn't really matter because the fact of the matter is that Rickie Weeks was VOTED onto the team. Nobody at his position in his league got more votes than him and that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. As a guy who attempted an ill-fated Rickie Weeks All-Star campaign last year this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. A supplementary Best goes to you America for making my dreams a reality. Now if you could just find me an apartment that isn't in my parent's basement.