What can I say about Marquis Grissom that you donâ€™t already know? Heâ€™s the best. Shut it. You know he is. If thereâ€™s one player that I remember the most from my childhood itâ€™s him. You say one horrible thing about Grissom and you answer to me. Iâ€™ve graduated from eight to 10 lbs in my morning weight regiment. I will mess you up (if you give me a head start and allow hair pulling).
Grissom had quite the major league career with four Gold Gloves, two All-Star appearances, one World Series win and one ALCS MVP. He did some of that stuff when he was with the Expos which is pretty damn cool. Also this: He caught Chris Gwynn’sÂ fly ball for the final out of Dennis Martinez’ perfect gameÂ against the DodgersÂ on July 28, 1991. Ten years later, Grissom would suit up for the Dodgers but like, whatever because what he did with MontrĂ©al is all I really care about. Besides the Expos and Dodgers, he also played for the Braves, Indians, Brewers and Giants and was considered a “class act”. That means he was a good person, nice to kids who wanted his autograph and didn’t do cocaine which was a problem in the Expos clubhouse for a very long time. I can’t prove that he never used drugs but let’s assume that he didn’t because it makes for a better narrative, k?
Happy birthday, Marquis Grissom! I used to have your baseball card. I wish I still did because itâ€™s totally normal for a grown woman to carry around baseball cards.
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