Since we’re in the throes of baseball season and it’s been hard watching my Mets play, I’m reaching out to the West Coast for today’s Man Candy Monday.
Charlie Culberson is currently an infielder with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has played for the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. He also comes from a baseball family since his dad also played in the major league.
I love Mike Piazza! I have his jersey. His and David Wright’s. Two great guys who played with all their heart for the Mets.
Mike was signed to the Dodgers as a favor, but he soon earned his spot with his powerful hitting. In fact, he’s the best hitting catcher of all time.
My most memorable moment of Mike as a Met was at the first game being held at Shea Stadium after September 11th. With the Mets down in the eighth inning, Mike came up to the plate and hit a home run to give the Mets the lead over the Braves.
Mike spent over eight years with the Mets and was inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend as a Met, joining Tom Seaver as the only other Met in the Hall of Fame.
I guess you guys know by now that I’m a baseball fanatic! I absolutely love the sport. Sad about the Mets, my home team. Already looking forward to 2011. Yep, 2011. Haven’t seen anything in the off-season trades or acquisitions that are giving me big hopes that the Mets will be contenders this year, but despite that I’m still a fan. Just one who knows not to get too hopeful about 2010. I hope they prove me wrong.
But on a more positive note, I watch baseball for a lot of reasons. The strategy. The excitement. The speed and power. The men in the tight pants. LOL!
There are times, however, where the game becomes more than a game and a play comes along that brings it all into focus.