Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Great Minds Think Alike

At the start of Spring Training, Carlos Quentin reminded me of someone. I couldn't put my finger on it, but it always bugged me a little. Then, around the beginning of May, it finally dawned on me. Carlos Quentin reminds me of a young Jose Canseco.

I kept this revelation to myself. Jose doesn't exactly elicit joyful comparisons to active baseball players. There is so much bad mojo orbiting around Jose Canseco these days, that even a compliment can be misconstrued. That's a real shame. Jose was an elite player, in his prime. So were many others accused or confirmed to have used steroids.

While making my daily rounds of baseball related blogs, I came across this article at Wax Heaven. If even one of the best Jose Canseco fans can see this as a healthy comparison, then maybe I'm not so nuts after all. The only question that remains is why I see Carlos as a Jose Canseco type of player.

That part I haven't quite figured out yet. It's not just the home runs, but that is part of it. I'm sure that one day it will slap me in the face and be so obvious that I'll wonder why I didn't think of it before. But until that eureka moment arrives, I'll have to settle for not being the only one who sees that similarity.

Chicago is abuzz about Carlos Quentin. It's not hard to see why. The Chicago papers are calling Carlos Quentin the steal of the off season. I just hope it stays that way. Sometimes the questionable moves by a team turn out to be the best acquisitions.

1 comment:

Wax Heaven said...

Vinny Castilla or Jose Canseco...I am sure you will take all the help you can get. After all, you guys are back on top again. Congrats!

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