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Benihana
09-14-2011, 02:47 PM
CNNSI polled 215 major leaguers for the meanest player in baseball. The only surprising names on the list are Utley at #2 (ahead of Bradley and Zambrano) and Pujols at #8.

1. AJ Pierzynski
2. Chase Utley
3. Milton Bradley
4. Carlos Zambrano
5. Vincente Padilla
6. Alex Rodriguez
7. Chris Carpenter (how will he explain this ranking to his son?!)
8. Albert Pujols
9. Nyjer Morgan
10. Kevin Youkilis

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1109/mlb.poll.meanest.player

kaldaniels
09-14-2011, 02:58 PM
Utley suprises me as well. Unethcial at times perhaps, but mean is a different thing to me.

cumberlandreds
09-14-2011, 03:20 PM
I would have thought Bradley,Zambrano and Morgan would easily be top three. Never knew Utley was considered mean at all.

RedsBaron
09-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Pujols is "mean" with a bat but I wouldn't consider him to be a "mean player."

RichRed
09-14-2011, 03:28 PM
I never thought of A-Rod as mean either, just kind of a weenie.

traderumor
09-14-2011, 04:32 PM
I have no idea what "meanest" means. This list looks more like an "arrogant jerk" list moreso than "mean."

Mean is Richie Allen, Bob Gibson, Ty Cobb...haven't seen any of this list rising to this level.

oneupper
09-14-2011, 04:35 PM
Leroy Brown.

mdccclxix
09-14-2011, 04:38 PM
Utley must talk so much trash while keeping a straight face.

Always Red
09-14-2011, 04:58 PM
Leroy Brown.

Jim Croce kudos to you, sir. :beerme:

sivman17
09-14-2011, 06:45 PM
Alejandro "Butch" Heddo has to be the meanest of all time

He was the Mets batter who hit the HR off of Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year and then mocked him as he rounded the bases. That was a big, bad, ugly, mean dude.

MrCinatit
09-14-2011, 06:45 PM
Leroy Brown.

He was the baddest man in the who darn town...but not that mean. He made some nice brownies.





AJ, Bradley and Carlos belong on the list, and will probably make any classic lists. Perhaps not on the level of a Ty Cobb, but mean none the less. Were he active, Jose Guillen would make that list.
But Pujols? Utley? A-Rod? Perhaps they are sold-out remnants from the Jerk Store, but I don't see them as mean.

cincyinco
09-14-2011, 07:20 PM
Pujols is "mean" with a bat but I wouldn't consider him to be a "mean player."

Didn't you see the ball incident with the Milwaukee fan? He's so mean..