Hideous Ballplayer Week (3rd Annual) is on it’s way

Not this week, but the week after will be ‘Hideous Ballplayer Week’. It’s the week before the Super Bowl or the dead week. So you’ll have plenty of time to help us out with your submissions.

Hideous Ballplayer Week is a time-honored tradition around here. It is the one time that names like Mike Gallego or Tom Foley get mentioned on a baseball blog. Otherwise they’re long forgotten because they spent their time in the sun hitting .229 for seasons at a time.

Here’s how it works, you submit to us a hideous ballplayer or baseball story of your liking to our Twitter or at Diamondhoggers_at_gmail_dot_com. We’ll do some research just to verify that the player is indeed hideous; and we’ll run the post telling you why he was hideous.

We can’t do this alone, we need your help. And just think–it will start getting you ready for the season to start. Tommy Manzella, keep it up. You’ll be part of this feature one day as well.

These guys don’t have to be the guy who failed to get a hit in 18 career at-bats. That’s almost not even having the chance to qualify for being hideous. If you’re thinking of the guy who constantly got on your nerves by having one horrible at-bat after another over the course of his career; you’re on the right track. If you have a story or anecdote that illustrates something surrounding the game of baseball that is completely inexcusable and awful, we need it. It can really be anything, even the time your girlfriend told on Todd Frazier at baseball camp.

So get your thinking caps on. It’s almost hideous ballplayer week at Diamond Hoggers.