September 13, 2008
The Tao of Fred McGriff - Day 1
I found an old binder down in the basement this morning containing my Fred McGriff collection (all 99 cards of it), so I've decided what better way to celebrate my favorite player than with a daily proclamation. I was thinking of calling it 99 Days of Fred McGriff, but the descriptive quality always on the tip of my tongue with him was "underrated." And that's when it hit me: underrated-ness isn't just a term to describe a career, but a way of life. We're all a little bit underrated, in our own way. For instance, my skills with Microsoft Excel are underrated thanks to my prowess in avoiding circular functions.
Today's Tao of McGriff: Underrated is hitting 100 first-pitch home runs. (Baseball Reference)