Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up!
- Jul 15, 2008
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If I remember correctly, Sorrento had a terrible second half of the season. I think he hit something like 17 dingers before the break, but only 2 after.Paul Sorrento & Eddie Murphy never get enough love on the 95 team. A lot of quality vets on that team as well. Pitching blew but it didn't matter. Best team to not win it. As great as they were though, I'd argue 96 & 97 teams were better as Thome and Manny came into their own and as pitchers began to be a priority.
I was almost 6 years old as we played the Red Sox in the playoffs. I remember everyone being really excited all summer & my family having to watch every game but as a 5 year old; you don't get it, you just go with it. It should have been unanimous, but the AP did a complete 180 and picked the 2nd best guy. He was a monster while here and one of the forgotten guys of the 90s. I took it personal when he left (I was 7 or 8) , but I get it now.
50/50 aside I always felt he was the type of personality these last few teams lacked. A bunch of floppy cocks that fell over if the wind blew. I think we win 2 WS if we had half of Belles production with the same attitude these past few years.
Watching Belle blast a HR after the umps checked his bat was the epitome of Albert Belle. Once he pointed to his bicep, I was fucking hooked. That was the 1st time a sports moment was injected into my veins. He was an asshole, but his cockiness was needed on a team full of mostly vanilla guys. It rubbed off and to me, was almost as important as his MVP season.
Belle didn't just point at his bicep, he also yelled. And though it was way too loud to hear him, you could read his lips:
"Here's your fucking cork!"