This post is actually a couple months in the works. The night I realized who is the coolest player on the planet was this year’s All Star game. He dominated during his inning of work but that was merely a side note. His overall stage presence was the real winner of the night. This guy makes Daniel Day-Lewis look like a community theater hack. That man, of course, is…
How can you not love that guy? Do you remember when he had multiple hematomas in his calf? That sounds awful. But you’d never know anything was ever wrong with Valverde when watching him on the mound. That guy is a showman.
Now, I’m usually not a big fan of mound antics. Who doesn’t want to hit Joba Chamberlain in his overrated face when he screams following every strikeout. Valverde is an exception to the rule. That guy is just plain crazy and it appears that fellow MLBers don’t mind it too much. It seems that everyone knows that Valverde is out there to entertain and he’s not trying to show anyone up.
Now. 1, 2, 3, 4, VALVERDE MONTAGE!