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RHM Pop Culture Baseball All-Stars

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I’m an owner of an imaginary pop culture all-star squad. A fantasy of a different sort. Lots of baseball movies tend to make some of their main characters pitchers and sluggers. However, infield positions are difficult roster spots to fill. I took cursory research plus relying on memory to know exactly who would play where in the infield. Feel free to debate these:

Starting Lineup:

  • Pitcher: Henry Rowengartner, Rookie of the Year – He has an amazing fastball & taunting abilities. He takes advice from veterans well.
    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsw1xWRhxac[/tube]
  • Catcher: Dottie Hinson, A League of Their Own – She has necessary old-school toughness and will keep Rowengartner focused.
  • First Base: Roy Hobbs, The Natural – Give the older Hobbs a less demanding position.
  • Second Base: Casey, Casey At the Bat – Few records exist of Casey but he’d be willing to fill middle infield duties.
  • Shortshop: Tanner Boyle, Bad News Bears – He and Casey could provide a volatile infield; just make sure they can handle a loss.
  • Third Base: “I Don’t Know,” Who’s On First – Wild card.
  • Left Field: Jon Dowd, MVP Baseball 2005 – He’s as valuable at bat as Barry Bonds!
  • Center Field: Willie “Mays” Hayes, Major League – Best guy I know who has the athletic range for center field.
  • Right Field: Bo Jackson, ProStars – An exaggerated, burlier version of the real Bo.
    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px5njG8ikvo[/tube]
  • Designated Hitter: Stan Ross, Mr. 3000 – He’s so desperate for a hit I’ll have him only hit.

Pitchers

  • Starter/Reliever: Amanda Whurlizer, Bad News Bears – Would she and Hinson make a better battery?
  • Starter/Reliever: Miguel “Sugar” Santos, Sugar – Obscure fellow, but the elitist fans love him!
    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8cBT70yR-8[/tube]
  • Closer: “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Major League – He has the attitude and the entrance music fit for a closer.

Utility

Manager

  • Earl Weaver, Earl Weaver Baseball by EA – He’s a savvy, valuable AI.
    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKp_fP06f0Q[/tube]

General Manager

  • Lisa Simpson from MoneyBART or Jonah Hill’s character from Moneyball – They’re both Sabremetrics geeks; take your pick.

Public Relations

  • Ray Kinsella, Field of Dreams – Inspirational figure from Middle America that fits well to promote the National Pastime. No legal problems using “If you build it, they will come.” as a slogan.

Batting Order (DH included):

  1. Hayes
  2. Casey
  3. Jackson
  4. Dowd
  5. Hobbs
  6. Ross
  7. Hinson
  8. Boyle
  9. “I Don’t Know”

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