6.07.2011

Fred McGriff, 1989 Donruss Diamond Kings (God-Awful Diamond Kings Week No. 2)


Name: Fred McGriff
Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Positions: First base, crime stopper
Value of card: Three paint chips, the poison kind
Key 1988 stat: 14-inch neck
Time for a god-awful Diamond Kings pop quiz:

Why was Fred McGriff given the nickname "The Crime Dog"?

(A) Because the Tom Emanski commercial on ESPN for two decades is so bad it's criminal.
(B) He was mistaken for his TV star brother.
(C) He once ate manager Cito Gaston's garbage when left alone in his office.
(D) Imagine floppy ears on the card above and get rid of the mustache and he'd look like a basset hound.
(E) All of the above.
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