His Name is Dan Uggla!

Last Friday, the Nationals signed Dan Uggla to a minor league contract. Uggla, a now-journeyman player who hasn’t found a solid home since he was released by the Atlanta Braves, looks to earn some playing time at second base. However, with Danny Espinosa looking to be the one who will receive the majority of playing time there, this may just be a safety deal. Many Nats fans were more excited that the Twitter account, @FakeDanUggla, is now a Nat more than the real Uggla himself.
The following post was written by my good friend, Steve Miller, when Uggla was a member of the Miami Marlins. Steve said he would write about whoever hit that eyesore of a statue first in the new Marlins Park, and wouldn’t ya know, it was Uggla.
I hope you all have a Happy New Year, and thank you for reading this year! Good things are hopefully on the horizon in 2015!

Fish Fry

I thought for sure that Giancarlo Stanton would be the first to drill the centerfield sculpture at Marlins Park, and had he not overshot the behemoth with a home run three weeks ago, he would have won my contest. But Dan Uggla beat Stanton to it by drilling the feature straight up on June 5th for his 200th career home run. And I am ecstatic that I get to write this blog post (over 1300 words) analyzing the strange stance and swing, among other things, of Dan Uggla.

Uggla was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th round of the 2001 draft, but never progressed in the Arizona organization and was never regarded as a high prospect. In 2005, he qualified for the rule 5 draft after not making Arizona’s 40-man roster, and was picked up by the Flordia Marlins. And the rest, as they say, is history.

In 2006, Uggla…

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2 comments

  1. DAN CAMPBELL

    Thanks for the link Paul. Hope you had a reasonable time with Jimmy , grandma and grandpa. I know you will hit the books hard this last 5 months and show “them” you have got the stuff.

    It’s been cold here in Reno, down in the single digits, the past week and a half. Holiday Season was fine as I had Christmas dinner with my nephew and his family of two children. He is a very successful nurse working at University of California at Davis. He loves his job and I wish everyone would feel the same way. Remember this when you pick out your job in the future…..

    Have a Great 2015 and slide into home plate this year with the game winning run. The fun is just about to start for you…

    DAN

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