Tuesday, March 11, 2008
#238 Luis Polonia
Why this card is awesome: Because I have never been able to figure out if this is an actual action shot of Little Luis, or some kind of very weird pose. Unless the photographer used a serious zoom lens, he or she would have to be basically inside the batting cage, suggesting a posed shot.
Cool stat: Polonia had a very colorful, if not wonderful, career. He was well-known for poor outfield defense. And he was once sentenced to jail time for pleading no-contest to statutory rape. Polonia was fast, but he wasn't a great base-stealer. For guys with 300 to 350 career stolen bases, he has the most caught-stealings of all time. Luis Castillo, Steve Finley, and Reggie Sanders all have a chance to catch him, but probably won't.