Friday, May 21, 2010

By Adam Dodge - Senior Writer

After promptly reacting to a disappointing two game set in Texas against the first place Rangers to start the week, by taking two one run games from the Chicago White Sox, the Halos now set out to begin interleague play with a three game series in St. Louis against the Cardinals.

As cities, Anaheim and St. Louis share a close bond. The “gateway to the west” is where we send our football teams to die, and our baseball players to win championships.

The St. Louis Cardinals have an impressive history. They’ve won more World Series championships than any franchise not named the New York Yankees. They’ve also fielded one of the ugliest human beings ever to pick up a baseball bat.

Born November 2nd, 1958, Willie Dean McGee began two journeys. He began a life of athletic prowess, which would one day lead to a career in the major leagues. Also on that autumn day, Willie began on a path to a level of physical unsightliness few have witnessed before.

There have been other big leaguers, who have, at one point or another, been mistaken for a character from a Tim Burton movie. The only way one could distinguish Otis Nixon from a rotting corpse was by counting the flies circling overhead.

Willie McGee can’t un-strike his face with a 2x4.

A blind child once touched Julian Tavarez’s face. It was the first time he read Moby Dick.

Kevin Youkilis always looks like he just put out a forest fire…by himself.

These men, while repulsive, lack the “it” factor of a Willie McGee. At the end of the day, Otis Nixon’s face is aerodynamic, Tavarez can wear make-up and Youkilis can throw on a wig, shave his face and towel off.

Willie McGee can’t un-strike his face with a 2x4.

Which Angel player do you feel is the ugliest to ever wear the Halo?

Love to hear what you think!


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