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Slippery Elm
05-12-01, 03:37 PM
You want hot dogs? Here they are. Additions and suggestions are welcome.

Starting P: Dizzy Dean; Mark Fidrych.

Relief P: Dennis Eckersley, Al Hrabosky.

C: Gary Carter.

1B: Willie Montanez.

2B: Tito Fuentes.

3B: Pete Rose.

SS: Larry Bowa.

LF: Rickey Henderson.

CF: Willie Mays.

RF: Reggie Jackson.

Manager: Leo Durocher.

Honorable mentions: Jimmy Piersall, Jeff Leonard, Reuben Sierra.

Gator
05-12-01, 04:56 PM
What about Rickey Henderson?

Slippery Elm
05-12-01, 07:45 PM
You GOT him, in LF!

bxny
05-12-01, 07:50 PM
Ozzie Smith.

Gator
05-12-01, 08:22 PM
Sparky Lyle?

Nome
05-13-01, 12:43 PM
Vic Power. Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth (no one ever eat more Hot Dogs than the Babe), Casey Stengel, Billy Martin, "Germany" Schaeffer, Dazzy Vance for starters. Give me some time to think of others. Does Ryne Duren qualify?

Slippery Elm
05-13-01, 01:13 PM
I think Vic Power was also the best fielding right-handed 1B ever, even better than Hodges.

Dazzy Vance reminds me of Babe Herman (?).

Pepper Martin at third?

Steinrenner the hot dog owner, in the seventies and Eighties at least?

Ryne Duren was so cool looking on the mound with those dark round sunglasses. It made him look like a blind man - and scared hitters with his high 90's fastball.

mr.roy
05-20-01, 03:48 PM
Joe Pepitone? To a lesser extent Dave Winfield? Mickey Rivers?
Ken Harrelson? Sam McDowell? Casey Stengel?
I really don't know because "hot dog" is a very subjective term.

But the people you all mentioned certainly fit the term.

Slippery Elm
05-20-01, 05:59 PM
Pepitone! Certainly.

I recall watching him during BP and outfield warmups. He was hamming it up with the glove shagging flies when there was almost no one in YS!

nicky_d
05-20-01, 10:52 PM
What about Satchel Page?

Nome
05-21-01, 09:11 AM
Satchel Page was NEVER a hot dog. He was a great serious pitcher.

CTYANKEE
05-21-01, 01:18 PM
Sammy Sosa! With extra mustard on top!

nicky_d
05-21-01, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Nome
Satchel Page was NEVER a hot dog. He was a great serious pitcher.

Paige was indeed a great pitcher, and I'm not using the term "hot dog" in any negative sense to denigrate his ability. However, he did have a flair for showmanship that became legendary -- go to the following website and see if you agree:

www.blackbaseball.com/players/paige.htm

LeftField
05-21-01, 02:16 PM
The only Yankee I ever accepted preening after a HR was REGGIE! REGGIE! REGGIE!

Slippery Elm
05-21-01, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by nicky_d


Paige was indeed a great pitcher, and I'm not using the term "hot dog" in any negative sense to denigrate his ability. However, he did have a flair for showmanship that became legendary -- go to the following website and see if you agree:

www.blackbaseball.com/players/paige.htm


Interesting point. There is indeed a difference between being a hot dog and being a showman. A player can be colorful without being a hot dog; i.e, without hamming it up on the field needlessly.

XZavirer
05-21-01, 09:50 PM
Remember when we had Reuben Sierra? What an obnoxious crap that guy was. I remembering the '95 NLDS when Sierra thought he hit one out and started that obnoxious shirt tugging thing he used to do. Griffey caught the routine fly ball and then spent the next half-inning in the dugout laughing his ass off and tugging at his shirt. All shown on National T.V. What an embarrasment!

Slippery Elm
05-21-01, 10:10 PM
Obnoxious?

How about Jeff Leonard's "one flap down" home run trot?

CaptainCargo
05-22-01, 06:56 AM
One hotdog I liked but can't remember his name at the moment(happens to us older folk) is the guy that used to stuff his shirt with towels or something and run sliding on the tarp during rain delays. I think he was maybe a catcher for the Orioles.


Now "there's a HOTDOG!!" God I loved to watch that guy with relish. ;)


Casey

Slippery Elm
05-22-01, 06:57 PM
It was Brian Dempsey.

nicky_d
05-23-01, 08:33 AM
Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee -- maybe not so much a "hot dog," but a bit weird, nevertheless.......

Bobson7
05-24-01, 09:16 PM
Let's see who else we could have.
There's.... wait he was chosen.
Then there's .... nope chosen too.
Why must i always get to these things too late to post anything useful.
Man, I am such a loser.
Wait, was that outloud.

SVT Cobra
05-25-01, 12:08 AM
Ozzie Smith, I don't think so. He was just good :) Not a hot dog :).

Andruw Jones is a hot dog WITH mustard and relish on top. :p

CTYANKEE
05-25-01, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Slippery Elm
It was Brian Dempsey.
Are you sure it wasn't ex-Yankee Rick Dempsey?

b-ball-lunachick
05-25-01, 10:13 AM
I'm thinking Deion Sanders with a name like "prime time" belongs in here somewhere...

Yanks51
05-25-01, 11:48 AM
Tony Pena- catcher and Gary Sheffield.

Yanks51
05-25-01, 11:50 AM
How 'bout Carl Everett?