September 22, 2010

Jonny Fairplay's All-Time Baseball Heels

Sunday marks the return of one of the best shows on television...HBO's "Eastbound and Down". And if "Eastbound" is back, so is one of television's greatest characters...Kenny Powers.

So now...on to one of the worst segues in the history of The Hall of Very Good.

Another one of my favorite television shows of all time is "Survivor". It’s true…outside of the horrendous re-cap shows, I’ve missed only one episode.

Of the more than 300 contestants that have ever played the game, I’ve had plenty of favorites. One of which is the guy that host Jeff Probst said constructed "the greatest lie in Survivor history."

Of course, Probst was referring to two-time "Survivor" contestant and one of the game's greatest heels...Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton.

And with that, here are Fairplay's Top Five All-Time Baseball Heels.

5. Albert Belle, Outfielder/Designated Hitter
Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles

4. Darryl Strawberry, Outfielder/Designated Hitter
New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees

3. John Rocker, Relief Pitcher
Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays

2. Kelly Leak (Jackie Earle Haley), Leftfield
"The Bad News Bears", "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training" and "The Bad News Bears Go to Japan"

1. Kenny Powers (Danny McBride), Relief Pitcher
"Eastbound and Down"

"Jonny Fairplay" came in third place on "Survivor: Pearl Islands". He later appeared on "Survivor: Micronesia" (Fans vs. Favorites), and was the first contestant voted out.

Currently, you can track him down over at
Geek Week, where he does a video blog re-capping the previous week's episode of "Survivor" and on Twitter as @JonnyFairplay.

As previously mentioned, Danny McBride is back as Kenny Powers this Sunday on HBO's "Eastbound and Down". You can catch all-new episodes starting at 10:30EST/9:30CST.

See how that all comes back around in the end?

***UPDATE*** I received an email from Fairplay this morning asking that I include this picture of him and President Obama. Notice the distance between the action and the Secret Service agents. Wow!

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