While many young men dream of becoming a baseball player for pure reasons such as making a living playing the game that they love and playing in ballparks that the greats have played in there are also other motivational factors. This would include being “that guy” at the bar. You know the guy who I am talking about. The ladies want him, and the men want to be him. The guys buy him drinks for being a stud on the field and the ladies crowd him in the hopes he will be a stud off the field. You don’t have to be good looking necessarily – hell, you can be downright ugly and it doesn’t matter as long as you are a baseball player. Wherever you go, the ultimate party zone follows you. I now present to you the Mop Up Duty “All-Party” team. This is a list of the most notorious party guys accompanied by pictures of the players caught in the act. A big shout-out goes to On The DL, a baseball gossip blog which is a very entertaining read. Make sure you check it out. Now, without further adieu, The All-Party Team.
Catcher: Brad Ausmus. With a mug like that combined with the ultimate in fashion sense, Brad is lucky to be a baseball player. Just jokin Brad, don’t come after me!
Backup Catcher: AJ Pierzynski. Having a world series ring has its advantages. So does not wearing your wedding ring to the bar. Holla!
Second Base: Mark Grudzielanek
Shortstop: The Milwaukee Brewer’s JJ Hardy
Centre Field: Jim Edmonds of the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Utility: Former Jay Ryan Freel looks pleased as punch to be picking up the ladies.
Bench: Kevin Youkilis. The Greek God of Walks shouldn’t be named Youkilis, but Pukeilis instead. Oh, snap! (NB: Early came up with the term Youkilis Pukeilis while heckling Kevin when he was playing in LF vs. the Jays at the Rogers Centre)
Starting Pitcher: Al Leiter, the frat party king.
Relief Pitcher: Canadian boy Ryan Dempster does us all proud.
Closer: Keith Foulke. This guy is a closer in more ways than one. Nobody parties more than this guy. He sets an example for all other ball players to live up to and is an inspiration to us all, especially Wade Miller by the looks of things. Way to go, Keith.