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    Quirky Players

    Another time killer.

    Who are the quirkiest players in baseball? Odd pitching styles. Wonky batting stances. Crazy superstitions. Who has them?


    I'll start. Craig Counsel. A really fruity batting stance. But he has 2 rings, so who am I to argue?


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    Re: Quirky Players

    Turk Wendell was an oddball to be sure.



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    Re: Quirky Players

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Turk Wendell was an oddball to be sure.
    Turk was awesome. I don't think it's possible to have more oddities rolled into a single player than this guy had. From what I remember:

    - The big jump over the foul line
    - Drew three crosses on the backside of the mound every inning
    - After warmups, pointed to the center fielder and wouldn't take the mound until the CF waved back
    - Chewed black licorice because he thought guys who chewed tobacco looked intimidating, but he couldn't stand chew. Also hated the taste of the licorice, so he would brush his teeth every inning. You used to see him squatting in front of the water cooler in the dugout, brushing away. Hilarious.

    What else am I missing?



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    Re: Quirky Players

    He spit out the licorice while turned sideways while jumping over the baseline.

    The big goofy seashell or teeth necklace, whatever that thing was.



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    Re: Quirky Players

    I remember an article about him in either the Register or one of the Chicago papers with the headline, "Turk's Quirks". I know he had to really tone it down when he was in Chicago, which kinda sucked. I bet the fans would have liked a lot of that stuff.



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    Re: Quirky Players

    Mickey Hatcher...

    While watching a Braves-Dodgers game many moons ago, Skip Caray mused that Mickey's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor...


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    Re: Quirky Players

    Mark "the Bird" Fydrich (sp?)!!!!



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    Re: Quirky Players

    Nomar and his stupid batting gloves.



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    Re: Quirky Players

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    Another time killer.

    Who are the quirkiest players in baseball? Odd pitching styles. Wonky batting stances. Crazy superstitions. Who has them?

    I'll start. Craig Counsel. A really fruity batting stance. But he has 2 rings, so who am I to argue?
    And the winner of this award goes to........

    Tony Batista!




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    Re: Quirky Players

    Hideki Okajima of the redsox. doesn't even look at the catcher when he throws it.


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