None of these surprised me. Except Jim Thome.
Because I don’t like Jim Thome, and I’m embarrassed to admit why I don’t like him. Sometimes, and Courtney can back me up on this, I just don’t like people for the stupidest reasons. Take Thome, for instance. I don’t like him because he points his bat toward the pitcher. (“WTF, Thome? You think you’re Babe Ruth or somethin’?”) Seriously. That’s it. I have no other reason to dislike him. But I do, and that’s just how it is.
I found the link to this while visiting Jenny’s site, Heck’s Kitchen:
|SI Players Poll|
|[Based on a survey of 464 MLB players] Click HERE to react to this poll.|
|Who is the friendliest player in baseball?|
Sean Casey, Tigers 1B…..46%
|Who is the least friendly player in baseball?|
Barry Bonds, Giants LF…..26%
|FAST FACTS: Players were not allowed to vote for a teammate…. No pitcher finished among the top 10 in the “friendliest” vote…. Among NL West players, Kent (31.3%) outpolled Bonds (13.6%) as “least friendly.” … Two years ago Hal McCoy, a Cincinnati Reds beat writer for 35 years, said, “There’s no debate, and there never will be a debate. Sean Casey is the nicest guy in professional baseball. Ever.”Photographs by Doug Benc/Getty Images; Brad Mangin/SI|