Thursday, October 30, 2008

White Sox Photoshop Cards: Gavin Floyd

Card #38 - Gavin Floyd

Gavin had the most successful season of his big league career in 2008. This was the year that everything clicked and turned around for him. Exceeding expectations, Floyd was one of the most consistent starters the entire year. Outpacing veterans like Mark Buehrle and Javier Vazquez, Gavin stepped up his game and the scoreboard returned the favor.

Gavin had a nasty habit in 2008. He kept losing no-hitters in the late innings. Only time will tell if there is a no-hitter in Floyd's future. One thing is for sure. If he keeps on pitching like he did in 2008, there will be many more chances for one.

I chose this photo of Gavin because of the hug. This was taken in the dugout after he lost his no-hit bid in May. This shows how much the White Sox players care for each other, even in a market where players jump from team to team.

This close knit team amazes me with each public display like this. It shows that in a sport full of "me" type players, there are those who still believe in the team ethic. I think this is a wonderful display of what baseball should be about... the team.

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