Re: Ode to the bad player
Eddy Rodriguez of the Padres (formerly a Reds farmhand)
Keith Kessinger seemed like he had no business playing in MLB (although his sip of coffee turned out fairly well)
Even more so than Kessinger was Brian Koelling, who was called up because JimBo liked to please fans by putting local products on the field. Speaking of which, why else do you think we saw Pete Rose, Jr., Stephen Larkin, Mike Bell, Tim Belk, et al?
I could probably think of a ton of LOOGYs (Dan Serafini comes to mind).
I'm tempted to include post-surgery guys like Seth Etherton, Jeff Austin, Phil Dumatrait, and others.
There are some washed-up players who deserve mention e.g. Juan Castro and Paul Wilson.
Chris Booker always looked to me like he had never been on a baseball field before.