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Evan Longoria is in The Best Shape of His Life

Feb 7, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

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Aaron and I were talking yesterday that we needed an official BSOHL logo or picture or something — it’s all about branding these days — but neither of us have any graphics chops.  If anyone gets bored and wants to help us out in this regard, feel free to send it via the “Feedback” button over in the upper right.  We can’t pay you for your work, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.

Anyway, we have another one. It’s Evan Longoria. And while he doesn’t actually say he’s in the BSOHL, if you have an entire article devoted to your conditioning in the month of February, and if the word “plyometrics” is used, that’s a BSOHL post, buddy:

After spending the past two offseasons bulking up in workouts, Longoria is 10 to 15 pounds leaner and considerably looser, emphasizing flexibility over strength in an effort to avoid the muscle injuries (hamstring, quadriceps, oblique) that have sidelined him during the past two seasons … Instead of lifting weights, Longoria focused on plyometrics (muscle stretching and explosiveness) …”

  1. kopy - Feb 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Thanks to Longoria, every team in the AL East has a BSOHL representative. I think that’s BINGO, or something.

    Official 2012 BSOHL Roster

    Evan Longoria – TB
    Brett Cecil – TOR
    Freddie Freeman – ATL
    Brian Wilson – SFO
    Jason Heyward – ATL
    Casey McGehee – PIT
    Chris Tillman – BAL
    Franklin Gutierrez – SEA
    Miguel Olivo – SEA
    Miguel Cabrera – DET
    Justin Smoak – SEA
    Dexter Fowler – COL
    Jaime Garcia – STL
    Miguel Tejada – FA
    Aubrey Huff – SFO
    Vicente Padilla – BOS
    Carlos Zambrano – MIA
    Yonder Alonso – SD
    Carlos Gutierrez – MIN
    Mark Teixeira – NYY
    Dmitri Young – FA
    Yoenis Cespedes – FA

    Awaiting Confirmation:
    Phil Hughes – NYY
    Bill Hall – FA

    • okobojicat - Feb 7, 2012 at 10:43 AM

      The Lineup

      CF Guitierrez
      RF Heyward
      DH Cabrera
      3B Longoria
      1B Teixera
      LF Cespedes
      ‘SS’ Tejada
      ’2B’ McGehee
      C Olivio

      Bench:
      3B, SS, 2B, Hall
      1B, ’3B’ ‘RF–hhahahaha’ Huff
      OF Fowler
      1B Smoak
      1B, ’3B’ Dmitri (Viking) Young
      1B Freeman
      1B Alonzo

      S1: Garcia
      S2: Cecil
      S3: Hughes
      S4: Zambrano
      S5 Tillman

      CL: Brian Wilson
      S1: Vicente “Headhunter” Padilla
      S2: C Guittierez

      Longoria really really makes that team better. Suddenly, we have defense on the left side of the infield. and Cespedes in the 6-hole makes that lineup deep. I might even move Fowler into LF and take advantage of his ridiculous range.

      We’re still short a ‘SS’ with more range than a Kelvinator. and a 2B. But this team would dominate most any division offensively, while it wouldn’t do much on the run prevention with that staff or infield defense.

      • hamispig - Feb 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        You beat me to it. Guess I took to long.

      • cur68 - Feb 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

        Kopy, it is beyond tempting to try and field that squad in fantasy baseball. Nearly everyone would be an easy guy to draft, too. Stop tempting me via my sense of ‘rooting for the old guy’! I will not give in to sentimentality! …Oh, hell, I might just do it…

    • hamispig - Feb 7, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      What would be the opening day lineup for the BSOHL team.
      My picks:
      C – Olivo
      1B – Teixeira
      2B – ?
      3B – Longoria
      SS – Tejada
      LF – Heyward
      CF – F. Gutierrez
      RF – Cespedes
      DH – Cabrera
      SP – Garcia
      CL – Wilson
      I don’t know who would slot in at second, probably Bill Hall if he ever makes the team. For now I guess I would try Fowler. This team has a lot of 1B and 3B.
      Any thoughts?

      • crisisjunky - Feb 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM

        everyone is opting for Olivo, but now we have to consider Yadi, as well.
        especially IF he’s in BSOHL, as just revealed in Aaron’s current post.

  2. phukyouk - Feb 7, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    this is what i found

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    I love when my muscles explode. Because that sounds healthy.

  4. Gobias Industries - Feb 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    This meme is most certainly not in the best shape of its life. It probably should’ve retired long, long ago.

  5. ltzep75 - Feb 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    I for one, would like to see this as the logo:

    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/07_31_07_garces?pg=8

    • ltzep75 - Feb 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      or this: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/07_31_07_garces?pg=9

  6. nelsonsaint - Feb 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    sooner or later adam dunn has to join the list.

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