Let me first preface this article by saying that I am using the term “dork” with total endearment. I have nothing, but the utmost respect for these guys are players, and some of them as people. There’s nothing wrong with being a dork, everyone has a little dork in them. Some guys just show it more than others.
If you look at the history of baseball, there are a few guys that stick out as dorks. Even they would admit it. Some of them actually made commercials exploiting it. The good news is they had to be pretty damn good to even be noticed.
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What I love the most about Orel is his nickname is the bulldog. A guy that is nerdy, I mean you’ve heard him on ESPN, is nicknamed the bulldog. Good for him.
No guy got more out of his ability than David Eckstein. I have nothing but respect for this little guy (5’6″, 175 lbs). Unfortunately, he is a little bit of a dork.
3. Greg Maddux
Mad Dog could have been the biggest nerd in the history of baseball. He also may be one of the greatest pitchers that ever lived. He was aptly nicknamed the Professor, and there wasn’t a more cerebral pitcher in the history of the game.
2. Kei Igawa
Kei Igawa is awesome. The Boston Red Sox Fans say he looks like Napoleon Dynamite. The guy is a total goof, oh an he robbed the Yankees. He cost the Yankees $47 million to play in the minors
1. Brian Wilson
Lets be real about this. Brian Wilson was going for mysterious badass. He had a tough time hiding the fact he’s a huge dork. He’d be the first to admit it.
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