I took my 3 and 4 year old boys to a spring training game in florida this year and the only player they could remember afterword was Inge. Whenever we watch a game on TV they ask if Brandon Inge is up and how he is doing, and I even got them little jerseys when we went to a game this year at Comerica (which he homered in, by the way, and they were thrilled). With all of the jackass athletes out there, in college and the pros, I really try to encourage my kids to respect the ones worth respecting. I guess my question to you is, which athletes would you like to see your kids look up to? In michigan terms, I indirectly knew Marcus Knight when I was in school, and always liked the kid. He was dating my girlfriend's roomate and he was a very respectful, gentlemanly guy. It made me root for him even more in college and when he was trying to make it in the pros. On the flip side, a friend of mine lived on a few doors down from Jeff Backus in the dorms and we always thought he was a dick, and to this day I can't root for him.
is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.