10 MLB Players Who Should Enter the Boxing Ring
10 MLB Players We Want to See Throwdown
We've all been there. Maybe it was a player on your team that screwed up or maybe it was a rival, but we've all wished harm on an athlete at some point. Of course we don't really want them to be harmed, but sometimes it just feels right to say, "I'd like to punch that guy in the face right now!"
So using that type of logic, the '10 MLB Players Who Should Enter the Boxing Ring' concept was born. Now this can work both ways. Sure, most of these guys are hated throughout the league and fans would pay real money to watch them throwdown. But others, people are just curious to see how they'd fair in a fight.
Those conversations take place all the time, "what do you think would happen if those two guys ever threw down?" It could be two ginormous centers or two behemoth lineman. We've all thought about what it would be like if two seven-footers collided in the ring. I don't know what it is, but human beings are still enamored with watching people beat the living tar out of each other.
The nice thing about MLB is that sometimes we do get real fights. There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned bench clearing brawl. But those brawls often leave us disappointed, when only one or two punches connect in all the madness.
So with all of that craziness in mind, let's take a look at 10 MLB Players who should get into the boxing ring (for one reason or another):
This guy is simply a loudmouth. Phillips is always yapping about something and he's usually pissing somebody off in the process. He recently made headlines when he said that his $72.5 contract, was a 'slap in the face.' I'm sure there a plenty of baseball fans that would pay to see him get his @$$ whipped.
While Fielder is probably hated by a good amount of fans, I'm more in the camp of wanting to see what he could do in a boxing ring. We're talking about a 6-0, 275 lb. man here. He'd be a good pick in a 1st basemen battle royal.
Oh how people hate them some A.J. Pierzynski. There are Cubs' fans that will loathe this guy for this rest of his life. He's simply one of those guys you love or hate, making him a perfect player to enter the boxing ring.
At 6-4 and 250 lbs., Ortiz could hold his own in a fight. For the most part people like Big Papi and they would cheer him on, but there's no doubt some Yankee fans that would love to see the DH take a beating.
Just take one look at the picture above and tell you don't want to see this guy take one square on the chin. Joba is an extremely unpopular player who's just not very likeable. Maybe it's his stupid nickname...I don't know, but I'd pay to see him in the boxing ring.
Marmol is unique in the fact that all Cubs' fans hate him, but those that hate the Cubs, love Marmol. This is guy was just an awful closer, but it took the Cubs about three years to figure that out. You could sell out Wrigley Field in five minutes if Marmol was in a boxing match there.
Papelbon draws a lot of hate for his facial expressions and actions on the mound. He's fiery and competitive and just not a likeable player if he's not on your team. You can talk the talk, Pap, let's see if you can walk the walk.
Liar and cheater. Those would be a couple things the crowd would chant towards Braun. At one time, he seemed like one of the good guys in baseball, but boy did that change in a hurry. He looks really bad at the moment, so interest would be at an all-time high if he got in the ring.
One of the game's bright young stars, he'd probably be a crowd favorite in a boxing match. But either way, he'd put people in the seats. It's very possible that his 'clown question, bro' comment, is actually how he talks all the time...
Without question, A-Rod is the guy that most baseball fans would want to see in the boxing ring. If you put an A-Rod fight on PPV, it would do record numbers. People hated this guy before they knew he was a liar and a cheater (allegedly), so imagine if the nation was polled today. He's a good-sized individual, so he could probably hold his own, but eventually he'd get hurt and take one on his billion-dollar chin.