Friday, May 8, 2009

If you want to crown him..

by Barca Blog - One player to keep an eye on when the Commodores travel to Georgia this weekend is Bulldog first baseman Rich Poythress.

Poythress (.406, 21 HR, 75 RBI) is putting up arcade-like numbers in his junior season and has a legitimate shot to become the first player since Rafael Palmeiro (.415, 29 HR, 94 RBI) in 1984 to win the conference's triple crown title. With only two regular season weekends remaining, the Grovetown, Ga., native is first in batting average and RBI and is second to only Alabama's Kent Matthes (23 HR) in home runs. Very impressive.

And speaking of Palmeiro, I figured I'd throw in a link to the old video of his testimony to Congress in 2005 (especially with all the Manny and A-Rod talk this week). Who could ever forget when Palmeiro emphatically stated under oath, "I have never used steroids. Period." There's nothing more comical than reading from a script while pointing your finger and sounding like a robot at the same time. Kudos to you, Rafael.

Of course, five months later, Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days by the MLB for testing positive for the drugs.

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