i need to complete the 'evolution of the out of place guy' post from a long time ago. there have been many since don stanhouse, and it's not fair to ignore their forgotten dodger tenures. or maybe it is. anyway, here's the current oopg, garret anderson on a 2010 goose joak original i made.
the photo comes from the june 2 game against the diamondbacks in which anderson hit a walk off single in the bottom of the 14th inning to break a scoreless tie. it was an exciting moment for sure. however, anderson was hitting just .157 after that game.
back in december when juan pierre was traded, i noted sarcastically that ga was still available should ned want to waste some resources. incredibly, he did, and ga was signed to a contract. he's doing a bit better now (average is up to .191) but we are left to wonder for how long anderson will remain with the team, although it seems like we are lacking other backup right field options.
he had some great and solid years for the angels, and i enjoyed watching him play when he was in his prime. i even got him to sign and return a 2001 topps card (sandwiched in between nolan ryan and bob boone) for me
i hope the upward trend in his performance continues. thanks garret, and good luck!