Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Texas Tough, Juan is Rough 9/18/12

Hey baseball fans!

If you've been following me on Twitter, then you know that this post is going to be about Juan Gonzalez. (If you aren't, that's ok, but if you want to, my Twitter address is @BaseballwMatt.) Anyway, here is my blog post about the great "Juan Gone":

From 1989-2005, Igor (as he was nicknamed) dominated the Bigs. A well-known power hitter around the MLB, he hit 434 homers and slugged .561 in his career with the Rangers, Indians, Royals, and Tigers. He also won two MVP Awards, one in 1996 and the other two years later in 1998. He is also a six-time silver slugger winner. The only problem about this great '90s slugger was that he took performance-enhancing drugs. That means that most of his power was artificial. It also means that he will probably never make it into the Hall of Fame. Sorry Juan Gone. The only good thing in the long run about Gonzalez was that he brought hope to Arlington, Texas, helping the Rangers win the AL West Division three times in '96, '98, and '99. Sadly (for Texas fans, but not me), they lost each one to the Yankees. Pretty funny, right? Anyway, although Igor will probably never get into Cooperstown, at least he brought some excitement to baseball fans across the nation during his career.

Thanks for reading my post. Hope you all liked it. Anyway, for my next post, I will be blogging about how a person could actually die on the field! But you'll just have to wait until then. So long, baseball fans!

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