Pretty ridiculous topic, I know, but who are your all-grit players. The picks can be arbitrarily based, and without logic, but I think it would be fun to see everyone's picks.
Local 54, for those of you who do not attend ISU football games or mock announcers with my friends and I, is the name of the fictitious union of gritty players. It started with the metaphor used by many announcers that the player was like a steelworker who had grabbed his thermos/hardhat/lunch pail, and had punched in for work. This morphed into the player being a "card carrying member of Local Number 54".
So have at it. If I get enough entries I'll tally the teams and give an official Royals Review "Local Number 54 team" with a bio for all the players. Maybe one of you smarter statisticians could run some analysis on the players to see how this Local 54 team would actually perform.
Maybe this is dumb, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
I'll start with my picks. (players do NOT have to be active)
1b- Mark Grace
C- Jason Kendall
I googled all-grit after struggling to find a left fielder, and came across a similar article by the Brew Crew site. http://www.brewcrewball.com/2008/7/14/571285/the-all-grit-team And here was the team he put together. Not surprisingly we both liked the players who don't wear batting gloves/ are sub 5'5".