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Poll: Sam Fuld Nicknames

Over the last couple of days, Sam Fuld has been going absolutely nuts on the baseball field.  To his credit, he’s technically always going nuts on the field considering that he’s only 5-foot-10 – probably 5-foot-7, at the most.  On Sunday he made one of the best plays in the outfield (of that variety) that I’ve ever seen.  The pressure of the situation; the ground he covered; the full-extension and total disregard for his own well-being.  Everything about it was simply amazing.

I was watching the game live – I’ll try to refrain from sharing my current thoughts on the White Sox, although I did just draw a picture of Juan Pierre and rip it up – and texting with one of the Sombrero’s contributors, Rick, who is also a fan of the South Siders.

Anyway, after the catch he pointed me toward Fuld’s wikipedia page, which I must say, is quite possibly the most comprehensive page that Wikipedia has to offer.  See for yourself…if you have an extra 30 minutes to spare.  I assume that Fuld hired somebody to create such a masterpiece, although my fingers remained crossed that it’s actually an advance copy of his biography, “Where There’s Aaron Miles, There’s Hope.”

My favorite part is the third paragraph:

Fuld was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2004. He was an All Star two years later in the Florida State League. A year after that, he was voted the Most Valuable Player in the Arizona Fall League.[3][4] In the minors, as a result of his fearless defense, he was referred to as “a crash test dummy with a death wish”, a “human wrecking ball act,” a “wall magnet,” and a “manager’s dream and a trainer’s worst nightmare.”[5]

I actually really like Sam Fuld, and not in a ‘I feel bad for the guy’ way.  If you’ve actually read his  page, he’s had one hell of a career thus far; an absolute stud in high school, college (Stanford), and in the minor leagues. I watched him play a fair amount while he was with the Cubs, and he’s definitely a lot of fun to watch.  He’ll amaze you sometimes, that’s for sure.

In honor of the little guy, I thought that we could take a poll and see which description, as mentioned on his Wikipedia page (also available in hardcover), best suits him.  If you have one of your own, be sure to share it in the comments section.  If there are enough good ones, I’ll put them up in another poll.

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2 Comments

  1. Pooru says:

    I think we should call him “The Anti-Abreu.”

  2. Rick B. says:

    Kinda reminds me of our boy Jeezy.

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