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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hometown Heroes - National League Edition

A couple of days ago, I posted my choices for the American League Hometown Heroes. Here are my choices for the NL:

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks
Selection: Luis Gonzalez
Change: Curt Schilling wasn't there long, but I'd probably still take him over Jay Bell

Atlanta Braves
Selection: Hammerin' Hank Aaron
Change: Drop Phil Niekro and add Greg Maddux, or my personal fave Dale Murphy

Chicago Cubs
Selection: How could it be anything other than Mr. Cub himself...Ernie Banks
Change: Drop Ron Santo or Fergie and add Slammin' Sammy Sosa (no McGwire, no Sosa, no Palmiero..hmm)

Cincinnati Reds
Selection: Tough call on this one...I'll take Johnny Bench
Change: Shame to not see Barry Larkin on here, but not sure who you'd drop...Tony Perez?

Colorado Rockies
Selection: Todd Helton
Change: None

Florida Marlins
Selection: Dontrelle Willis just for the fact he's still there
Change: Drop Mr. Marlin Jeff Conine add Gary Sheffield

Houston Astros
Selection: Hard to pick against Nolan, but Biggio's been there twice as long and gets my vote
Change: Drop Dierker add J.R. Richard, drop Jimmy Wynn add Cesar Cedeno

LA Dodgers
Selection: Jackie Robinson
Change: None

Milwaukee Brewers
Selection: Robin Yount
Change: None

New York Mets
Selection: Tom Seaver
Change: Drop Tug McGraw add Dwight Gooden

Philadelphia Phillies
Selection: Mike Schmidt
Change: None

Pittsburgh Pirates
Selection: Roberto Clemente
Change: None though it's tempting to drop Kiner and add a young (and skinnier) Barry Bonds

St. Louis Cardinals
Selection: Stan Musial
Change: Drop Albert Pujols (for now) add Rogers Hornsby

San Diego Padres
Selection: Tony Gwynn
Change: Sadly I can't actually top Brian Giles...Benito Santiago? Garry Templeton?

San Francisco Giants
Selection: Willie Mays
Change: None

Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos
Selection: Andre Dawson
Change: Drop Livan Hernandez, Brian Schneider, Jose Vidro and Rusty Staub, add Dawson, Tim Raines, Vladimir Guerrerro and Larry Walker