Jeff Kent – 2008 Topps A & G
April 4, 2011
You Gotta Hand It To Topps…
On the A & G set, they even make this yokel look halfway decent.
My best friend and I had a name for guys like Kent whilst we were in our small hometown in BFE Indiana, post college.
“Center parting mouth breathers with baby mustaches.”
Now Kent may have some supporters, but his attitude is pretty much universally reviled. To me, he was the only guy that made Barry Bonds look semi-decent.
Now can you imagine a team like this:
C- AJ Pierzynski
1B – Mo Vaughn
2B – Jeff Kent
SS – Garry Templeton
3B – Phil Nevin
LF – Manny Ramirez
CF – Barry Bonds
RF -Albert Belle
BENCH – Bobby Bonilla, Vince Coleman, Michael Barrett, Derek Bell, Juan Bell, Yuniel Escobar
P – Kenny Rogers, Kevin Brown, Roger Clemens, Carlos Zambrano, Gene Harris, Rob Dibble, Joba Chamberlain, Kyle Farnsworth, Mel Rojas, Steve Trachsel, Armando Benitez
That team would win a crap-load of games, but who could manage them? And would they burn down the clubhouse? (Mind you, this list was off-the-cuff helped with a bit of Google search.)
This Kent card is part of Smed’s Spring Cleaning, just to whet your appetite for mayhem…