(Matt Stairs’ rookie card in 1993)
I’m dedicating today, May 25, 2007 to the Major League ballplayer Matt Stairs. In the past week, the 39-year-old journeyman has hit 4 homeruns. That is hilarious for a number of reasons:
1) That he’s still playing baseball
2) That a team would actually start him enough to hit four homeruns
3) That he would hit four homeruns.
4) He’s Matt Stairs. Anything he does would be funny.
5) He did it for the Blue Jays. That’s funny that there is still a Major League ballclup in Canada.
6) He stole one base so far this year. I would like to see that.
But seriously, I do like Matt Stairs, he played one year for the Cubs and he was a neat guy to have on the team. He’s played for 10 teams so far.
Matt Stairs trivia
–In 1999 he placed 17th in the MVP balloting when he hit 38 homeruns for Oakland.
–So far he has 225 career homeruns.
–He is currently the 8th oldest active ballplayer.
–In the offseason he coaches hockey for John Bapst High School, a private high school located in Maine.
–He played for the Canadian Olympic Team at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
–He is only the second Canadian born player to ever hit more than thirty-five home runs in a season and only the second to hit more than 25 home runs and drive in more than 100 runs in back-to-back seasons. He ranks either first or second in power hitting categories of any Canadian to ever play in the Major Leagues. He is one of only two Canadian MLB players to hit more than 200 career home runs, (the other is former major league outfielder Larry Walker).