Thursday, November 12, 2020

TTM autographs received: Rusty Greer

The former Texas Rangers outfielder signed my cards in about a month and was glad to tally a success because Greer was really a great player during his short peak - when it came to prominent opposing players in the American League West through the late 1990s, I definitely paid more attention to guys like Juan Gonzalez, Ivan Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro.

However, before chronic injuries derailed the back end of his playing career Greer checked all the boxes as far as athlete cliches - despite the implicit media bias of tagging certain types of pro athletes as being gritty, being a gamer, being a lunch pail guy, etc, Greer lived up to the ideal.

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