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Joe Mauer was a top 5 catcher in baseball history while wearing the pinstripes. In the gold drop-shadow he was a below average first baseman

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42 minutes ago, Maroon&Gold said:

Joe Mauer was a top 5 catcher in baseball history while wearing the pinstripes. In the gold drop-shadow he was a below average first baseman

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I think that should go in this thread :) can't disagree with you though! glad he only ever played for the Twins.

 

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11 minutes ago, tjs11 said:

I think that should go in this thread :) can't disagree with you though! glad he only ever played for the Twins.

 

Oops. I forgot about that thread. Could a mod move it over there?

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Today is his birthday, and the NBA Facebook posts a Jazz pic,( not this one though.)

 

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Even in his 50s and 60s, this was just wrong.

 

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My favorite athlete Lafayette 'Fat' Lever.

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As a Brewers fan, this one is weird. Brewers Legends Prince Fielder colliding with another former Brewers player Mike Moustakis

(Granted Moustakis is in his correct uniform)

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How about this: young, handsome Tony Dungy in creamsicle Bucs gear, his first year as head coach.

 

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Yankees' Larry Rothschild has history with Dwight Gooden, who was ...

Dwight Gooden's last year, 2000, was split between three teams. I've posted his time as an Astro (in their then-new uniforms introduced that seasoN), and here is his second stopover on the year, with the then-three year old Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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Jaamal Charles in Broncos and Jags uniforms, albeit briefly

Denver Bronco Jamaal Charles, hall of fame? - Mile High Report

Jamaal Charles Says He Hasn't Officially Retired, Has Hall of Fame ...

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15 hours ago, mattr1198 said:

Jamaal Charles in Broncos and Jags uniforms, albeit briefly

 

Jamaal Charles Says He Hasn't Officially Retired, Has Hall of Fame ...

I consistently keep up with the NFL and I DO NOT remember this happening at all. 

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Running backs at the end of the line would be an interesting subthread. There's a long line of Jamaal Charles in Jacksonville and Thurman Thomas in Miami and Emmitt Smith in Arizona and similar.

 

When I first started paying attention to the NFL in the mid-90s, running back was the premier and coolest position in sports. To see it have fallen so far (like an NBA center) is saddening.

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On 4/30/2020 at 2:49 PM, DG_ThenNowForever said:

Running backs at the end of the line would be an interesting subthread. There's a long line of Jamaal Charles in Jacksonville and Thurman Thomas in Miami and Emmitt Smith in Arizona and similar.

 

When I first started paying attention to the NFL in the mid-90s, running back was the premier and coolest position in sports. To see it have fallen so far (like an NBA center) is saddening.

 

One less obvious player that comes to my mind right away is Herschel Walker.  I'm not sure what his right team is - I'm going to go with Vikings, but I understand if people say Cowboys - but he also wore an Eagles and a Giants uniform (before returning to Dallas.)  He was still in his prime (albeit the tail end of it) and great in Phila, but kind of at the end when he went over to the Giants.

 

Also - why did guys wear such big shoulder pads back in the day?  Wouldn't they want to be smaller to slip through holes?  And have more flexibility to catch balls (though RBs weren't nearly the receivers that they are today)?

 

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I think we know who this is, but I don't know ho many associate this guy with the Padres

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EDIT: Here's another player that moved around in 2015

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It's going to be weird seeing Philip Rivers in a uniform other than the Chargers. I was used to him being in nothing but the lightning bolt team.

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2017 was a watershed year for "Players getting traded half-way through their rookie season"

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The amazing Neil Smith, who played for three out of the four AFC West teams (best known for his tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he won two Super Bowl rings with the Denver Broncos), finished out his career playing in a SINGLE game for the San Diego Chargers in 2000.

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Greg Townsend was a good DL for the Raiders for 11 seasons... and finished up with one for the Eagles:

 

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