Jump to content

Players in the "wrong" uniforms


Recommended Posts

  • 2 weeks later...

Yeah, we had high hopes for him in Minnesota. My memory of him struggling, then hitting like 4 homers in 5 games and promptly getting injured. Then coming back from IR and repeating. When the Twins finally gave up on him, I did not dispute it...then, well...

It could be wrong, but I remember hearing that Ortiz was poor fundamentally and refused to do things "the Twins way", such as sacrifice power to hit to the opposite field. Either way, the steroids had a huge role in him becoming such a star hitter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, we had high hopes for him in Minnesota. My memory of him struggling, then hitting like 4 homers in 5 games and promptly getting injured. Then coming back from IR and repeating. When the Twins finally gave up on him, I did not dispute it...then, well...

It could be wrong, but I remember hearing that Ortiz was poor fundamentally and refused to do things "the Twins way", such as sacrifice power to hit to the opposite field. Either way, the steroids had a huge role in him becoming such a star hitter.

Did they really, though? I could see if his numbers slumped, but they didn't. They've remained consistent throughout his career. You can't say that allegedly using PEDs back in 2003 has accounted for his consistent power numbers since.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm sure this has been posted, but as a Red Sox fan, it's strange to see David Ortiz in a uniform that isn't Boston's. But it turns out he played for the Twins from 1997-2002, which was a time period I didn't pay attention to sports that much. It's also double strange since I began watching sports in 2003, Ortiz's first season with the Red Sox and Boston's championship year. Bonus points for being an alternate that he only had the chance to wear for three seasons.

ortiz-twins.jpg

Fun fact- Ortiz's first clutch October hit actually came as a Twin.

Game 5, 2002 ALDS. Twins were up 4-1 on an AJ Pierzynski 2-run HR. Ortiz hit an RBI double that proved crucial.

In the bottom of the 9th, Mark Ellis hit a 3-run HR. If Ortiz hadn't come through, Oakland ties the game and who knows what happens.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

andre-reed.jpg

Andre Reed must have forgot to bring a change of clothes?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tie Domi, Toronto Argonauts (Bonus points to whoever can find a game picture)

ZIAIGJc.jpg

TIE DOMI

Years: 1996, 1997
Games Played: 2 (pre-season)


Best known for his time spent as an NHL tough guy, former Toronto Maple Leaf winger Tie Domi traded in his skates for football cleats during the ’96 and ’97 pre-seasons. Sporting his familiar number 28, Domi booted field goals for the Argos as a part of a fundraising effort for a local charity.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm sure this has been posted, but as a Red Sox fan, it's strange to see David Ortiz in a uniform that isn't Boston's. But it turns out he played for the Twins from 1997-2002, which was a time period I didn't pay attention to sports that much. It's also double strange since I began watching sports in 2003, Ortiz's first season with the Red Sox and Boston's championship year. Bonus points for being an alternate that he only had the chance to wear for three seasons.

ortiz-twins.jpg

Fun fact- Ortiz's first clutch October hit actually came as a Twin.

Game 5, 2002 ALDS. Twins were up 4-1 on an AJ Pierzynski 2-run HR. Ortiz hit an RBI double that proved crucial.

In the bottom of the 9th, Mark Ellis hit a 3-run HR. If Ortiz hadn't come through, Oakland ties the game and who knows what happens.

Another guy who had a big role in a Twins playoff game, but will probably be considered in the "wrong uniform" fairly soon....

Minnesota+Twins+Photo+Day+cl51x2u2t5cl.jcarlos+gomez+mets.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Robin Yount, as a coach, in full uniform with the Diamondbacks

41K6WSBP1BL.jpg628x471.jpg

Paul Molitor as a Mariners coach

2001987022.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guys on rehab stints or 'when they were in the minors/juniors' would be a cool topic on its own.

I'm not sure into what category one would classify this, but...

Jared-Lorenzen-NCAA-Rule.final.jpg

http://youtu.be/Vt1CBiRgwIQ

You decide what's most strange about this: a/ the fact that he's even still playing, b/ that he was that team's general manager, c/ that a guy that big (330+ last I knew) can even move around like that, or d/ those uniforms (and, by extension, Lorenzen's accessories).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.