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Worst clubhouse chemistry guys

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  • Worst clubhouse chemistry guys

    They were talking about Milton Bradley's troubles on the MLB Network today and it got me to thinking about some of the worst clubhouse chemistry guys in history.

    Ty Cobb comes to mind. I don't know if anyone upset clubhouse chemistry as much as he did when he joined the Tigers in 1905. Things settled down after a few years, but during his first couple seasons the Tiger clubhouse was pretty tumultous.

    Cleveland manager Ossie Vitt gets a vote. His players were so mad at him during the 1940 season, they were ready to stage a walkout, which earned them the nickname "Crybabies," and fans in opposing ballparks would tie baby bottles to strings and dangle them in front of the Indians' dugout.

    Of course, Jackie Robinson's arrival in 1947 made for a pretty dramatic clubhouse upheaval, but I wouldn't put that on him. It was his teammates' prejudices that made for the problems, not anything Jackie did.

    Barry Bonds, with his easy chair and sunny disposition, also breeded resentment from some teammates.

    Any other nominations for Worst Clubhouse Chemistry Guy Ever?
    "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

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    Carl Everett
    Jeff Kent

    It was such a perfect storm to have Bonds and Kent on the same team
    "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

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    • #3
      Cobb's a good choice and an obvious one. Barry Bonds is also a good, obvious choice.

      I'd add Rogers Hornsby as a manager. Way too blunt when diplomacy would have served his cause better, as in the case of Hack Wilson.

      Joe McCarthy showed that diplomacy with Hack payed good dividends.

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      • #4
        Albert Belle was a gem, from his bat-throwing incident through his insistence on keeping the clubhouse temperature at 55°F, to his chasing down trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gee Walker View Post
          Albert Belle was a gem, from his bat-throwing incident through his insistence on keeping the clubhouse temperature at 55°F, to his chasing down trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
          If you're going to egg someone's house, you'd better be ready to get chased.
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          • #6
            I'm sure its not labeled as the worst, but Kenny Lofton's tenure in Atlanta wasn't exactly all sunshine in the clubhouse.
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            • #7
              David Justice
              Jose Guillen
              Sammy Sosa
              I have no evidence, but I'm guessing Delmon Young is not especially well-liked.
              Shalom, y'all!
              What's the rumpus?

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              • #8
                Bonds wasn't as bad as people thought, and Belle was worse than we think.

                I'd also add Gary Sheffield. There's a reason that a guy with his stats can't stay longer than 2 years with any team...
                “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                  If you're going to egg someone's house, you'd better be ready to get chased.
                  Exactly. The previous post is a bit misleading. Trick-or-treaters? Please. Those kids or teenagers, which would be more appropriate, had it coming.

                  If you egg my house; I'm coming for ya.
                  "I would walk through hell in a gasoline suit just to play baseball."-Pete Rose

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                    If you're going to egg someone's house, you'd better be ready to get chased.
                    Especially on Halloween.

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                    • #11
                      Vern Rapp

                      Billy Martin

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                      • #12
                        Hal Chase. And, for those who have long memories, Bill Craver.
                        “Money, money, money; that is the article I am looking after now more than anything else. It is the only thing that will shape my course (‘religion is nowhere’).” - Ross Barnes

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                          If you're going to egg someone's house, you'd better be ready to get chased.

                          Heck, when we did stuff like that as kids, we were hoping we'd get chased! That was half the fun!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Victory Faust View Post
                            Heck, when we did stuff like that as kids, we were hoping we'd get chased! That was half the fun!
                            Maybe, but somehow I think even as a teenager, being chased by a large, possibly roid-fueled, possibly armed man with anger management issues would not be fun.
                            Shalom, y'all!
                            What's the rumpus?

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                              Manny Ramirez
                              Raul Mondesi
                              Roger Clemens
                              My top 10 players:

                              1. Babe Ruth
                              2. Barry Bonds
                              3. Ty Cobb
                              4. Ted Williams
                              5. Willie Mays
                              6. Alex Rodriguez
                              7. Hank Aaron
                              8. Honus Wagner
                              9. Lou Gehrig
                              10. Mickey Mantle

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