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So Long Erstad

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Darin Erstad just retired from baseball, and while he doesn’t have too much to do with Atlanta sports he does hold a special place in my hierarchy of hated athletes. His cruel and unnecessary bowling over of Johnny Estrada at home plate in 2005 was not only a hard play to watch, but Erstad whet out of his way to knock out Estrada.

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I guess in a way it worked out because it gave Brian McCann the starting job which he never relinquished, but Estrada was a fan-favorite and anyone who messes with a fave will be hated.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.