This evening, I caught a few minutes of season two of Showtime’s “THE FRANCHISE” (with the Miami Marlins). And, they were showing a clip of Giancarlo Stanton working out.
My goodness…no one in baseball looked like that back in 1986.
Maybe 15 years or so, ago, some players started looking like Stanton does now. But, for sure, 25 years ago, no one looked like that.
I can remember watching the Yankees when they had guys like Lou Piniella and Roy Smalley playing for them. Those dudes had “Average Joe” builds. And, they were able to play in the big leagues as position players.
I don’t think that guys like that could play in the majors today – unless, maybe, they were a pitcher. Man, how the game has changed…