Well, it seems that I've stirred up some interest with my All-Kevin team! Several of my readers and fellow bloggers have taken it upon themselves to compile their own All-Namesake teams, with some fascinating results.
-In the comments on the original post, reader Commish (a.k.a. Bob) typed up his All-Bob team. If I were him, I totally would have stuck Grich at second base; most of his Topps cards referred to him as "Bob".
-Reds fan Nachos Grande has put together his All-Chris team, featuring Hoiles and Ray for us O's fans. Again, if I'm calling the shots, I would put Chris Young in the rotation. I'm a fan.
-Dodgers fan Night Owl goes for broke with the All-Greg team. He's got ZAUN, Olson, and both Greg Harrises! Oh, I guess that Maddux guy is a decent #1 starter, too.
-Billy Suter of West Virginia Cards isn't fooling around with the All-Bill(y) team. His lineup includes three Hall of Famers.
Finally, I got an email from Tim, who often comments as Rounding Thirty3rd. He took the time to draw up an all-Tim team, and after all that he's contributed to this blog (both sending cards and making comments), it's only right that he supply the first-ever guest post. So I've copied and pasted the All-Timothy Team below. Enjoy!
I don't know how this will match up with your team. I have good starting pitching (hopefully giving me plenty of innings), weak middle relief, but a decent closer. My bats are not overly powerful, but solid with a bit of speed.
I have 7 All-Stars (denoted with *) on the team and one Hall of Famer.
All-Time All-Timothy Team
*Smiling Tim Keefe - Starter - Hall of Famer - 554 complete games - enough said!
Tim Lincecum - Starter - Young star with lots of potential, ironically his middle name is same as my grandfather's first name, down to the same capitalization (LeRoy).
*James Timothy (Mudcat) Grant - Starter - 21-7 in 1965, 145 career wins, his middle name was Timothy, but with a nickname like Mudcat, I had to include him on my list.
Tim Wakefield - Starter - 2-time World Champion but never an All-Star?!?
Tim Belcher - Starter - First overall pick in 1984 draft. Never fully fulfilled his potential.
*Tim Burke - Mid Relief - 2.72 career ERA
Tim Worrell - Mid Relief - former Oriole, brother Todd was better, but Tim had longer career
Tim Crabtree - Mid Relief - good name, need someone to mop up in the bullpen
Tim Crews - Mid Relief - just need another arm in the pen
Tim Stoddard - closer - Orioles second coming of Don Stanhouse, plus had an appearance in "Rookie of the Year"!
*Tim McCarver - catcher - 1967 MVP runner-up and can also fill-in the broadcast booth on off-days
Tim Jordan - 1B - had to go old school to find me a first sacker
Tim Teufel - 2B - needed another infielder - solid but unremarkable.
Tim Foli - SS - almost banned from team for hitting career high .291 for 1979 Bucs
*Tim Wallach - 3B - 5-time AS, 3 Gold Gloves, and 2 Silver Sluggers
Tim Salmon - OF - ROY and 5 30+ homer seasons
*Tim "Rock" Raines - OF - former Oriole, ROY runner-up, 808 stolen bases, potential Hall of Famer??
Tim Hendryx - OF - I was really struggling for a third Outfielder
*Tim Laudner - catcher - 1988 All-Star - I am sure he called a good game.
Voiceless Tim O'Rourke - Utility Infield - great nickname, and swiped 81 bases without a CS (look it up in B-R).
Tim Hullett - Utility Infield - makes team as a former Oriole
Tim Naehring - DH - better bat than my other utility players
Tim Raines, Jr. - batboy, 4th outfielder - former Oriole