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Viva Medias B's
08-20-2006, 08:03 AM
Todd Helton appears to have secured the vote as the "Best Rockie Ever."

Today is the Kansas City Royals.

The Racehorse
08-20-2006, 08:15 AM
What, no Willie Mays Aikens?

Brett

Bucky F. Dent
08-20-2006, 08:21 AM
With Brett on the list, I don't suspect you will need the other four options. That said, Quisenberry should have been a nominee.

eastchicagosoxfan
08-20-2006, 08:46 AM
I do believe that this may be the easiest one in MLB. Brett is head-and-shoulders above anyone else in K.C. history. Who else remembers the Cocaine Royals of the early 1980's, ie. Blue, Martin, Wilson, Aikens, etc?

Railsplitter
08-20-2006, 09:37 AM
George Brett, of course.

Saberhagen edges Paul Splitorff as best pitcher.

soxinem1
08-20-2006, 09:45 AM
If anyone has any reason to vote for anyone but Brett, they need to explain what insane reason they have for making such a vote.........

MeteorsSox4367
08-20-2006, 09:48 AM
Since John Wathan and Steve Mingori aren't nominated, I'll guess I'll have to vote for Brett.

Brett was my favorite non-Sox player as a kid. He was damn good and the fact that he batted lefty and threw righty (like me) helped. I was able to get his autograph on a cool 16 x 20 at a card show a few years ago. It cost me some nice $, but was worth it.

Even though the Royals have been horse*&%@ lately, because of Brett, they'll always be my second-favorite AL team.

One other thing - when I was a kid, my dad worked with Larry Gura's brother-in-law. Once when the Royals were at Comiskey, I got to meet Gura and was introduced to Al Hrabosky outside the Royals' clubhouse.

A couple of days later, Gura gave his brother-in-law a ball for me signed by Gura, Brett and Frank White. I still have it.

buehrle4cy05
08-20-2006, 10:46 AM
I'd be shocked if somebody voted for anybody but Brett (not Saberhagen).

Grzegorz
08-20-2006, 10:48 AM
George Brett

chisoxfan64
08-20-2006, 10:49 AM
George Brett

BRDSR
08-20-2006, 10:52 AM
My mama would be happy. She had the biggest crush on Georgen Brett when he played.

MILTMAY5
08-20-2006, 10:56 AM
If anyone has any reason to vote for anyone but Brett, they need to explain what insane reason they have for making such a vote.........Exactly! There should be only one choice here.

slobes
08-20-2006, 11:13 AM
This may be the first clean sweep.

SOXSINCE'70
08-20-2006, 11:17 AM
George Brett got my vote.He always played hard,
and always seemed to get some big hits against the Sox
when it counted.I still remember the inside the park
HR he hit off Roberto Hernandez in the early 90's.:angry:

I also loved that he hates the whole "Na na na na"
chant when the Sox hit a home run,send an opposing pitcher
to the showers or win a home game.:D:

SOXSINCE'70
08-20-2006, 11:20 AM
What about Steve Balboni or Danny Tartabull??:D: :D:

viagracat
08-20-2006, 11:41 AM
Jimmy Gobble gets my vote as the best name ever on the Royals, and maybe MLB as well. :smile:

So far, Brett is unanimous in this poll, and rightfully so.

WSox597
08-20-2006, 12:23 PM
Where's the love for Al Cowens?


Just kidding, Brett in a landslide. Cowens is probably remembered for disliking the South Side Hitmen and their curtain calls for the fans after home runs.

fquaye149
08-20-2006, 12:42 PM
oh wow....how is this even a question?


ps--where's flash?

Brian26
08-20-2006, 12:52 PM
Who else remembers the Cocaine Royals of the early 1980's, ie. Blue, Martin, Wilson, Aikens, etc?

Yes, etc. is correct. Those are just the ones that were caught.

Brian26
08-20-2006, 12:57 PM
Jimmy Gobble gets my vote as the best name ever on the Royals, and maybe MLB as well. :smile:

I always liked the platoon tandem of UL Washington and Onix Concepion.:D:

TornLabrum
08-20-2006, 01:01 PM
How can you not vote for a guy who played with hemorrhoids?

areilly
08-20-2006, 01:26 PM
Brian MacRae!

The Racehorse
08-20-2006, 01:37 PM
What about Steve Balboni or Danny Tartabull??:D: :D:

Steve Balboni came up as a Yankee, which qualifies him as the quintessential Babe Ruse. :D:

batmanZoSo
08-20-2006, 02:31 PM
Steve Balboni hit 36 homers in 1988. But then again George Brett had 3,000 hits and three batting titles in separate decades. Hm...

gbergman
08-20-2006, 03:42 PM
George Brett no question.

DoItForDanPasqua
08-20-2006, 03:45 PM
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/adc/10105647A%7EGeorge-Brett-Pine-Tar-Bat-Incident-Posters.jpg

LongLiveFisk
08-20-2006, 04:55 PM
Brett all the way!

Chips
08-20-2006, 10:22 PM
George Brett

He's running away with this one as he should be.

Brian26
08-20-2006, 10:55 PM
Of course, Hal McRae deserves honorable mention after throwing the biggest temper tantrum in sports history:

"I'm sick and tired of...."

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5721636

DSpivack
08-20-2006, 11:53 PM
Of course, Hal McRae deserves honorable mention after throwing the biggest temper tantrum in sports history:

"I'm sick and tired of...."

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5721636

I read through that link, and they do not have Lee Elia there! :o::?:

Railsplitter
08-21-2006, 10:22 AM
Wow! You only get these percentages in a vote if you name is Kim Jong-il :o: