Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Gary Sheffield = Not So Scary Anymore

I realized something interesting tonight while watching Tim Wakefield crash back down to earth against the Detroit Tigers. For whatever reason, this guy -

- was way scarier than this guy

It's sobering to realize just how much one's impression of an individual player can be influenced by the name on the front of his uniform. When Sheffield came to the plate for the Yankees, it was a terrifying experience. Now, whe he bats for the Tigers, it's not nearly as gut-wrenching.

(Photo credits: Toxic Web Blog and Yahoo!)