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Giant-Killers: Rick Ankiel Versus His Demons

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When I first heard about this series, I loved the idea—almost all sports fans are, more or less, homers for the underdog.  Rarely do we sit down for an important match/game and root for the favorite unless the favorite happens to be OUR team.

Otherwise, we're usually rooting for the little guy to pull an upset—the more memorable the better.

Every now and then, the meek delivers.

The Miracle on Ice, NC State over Phi Slamma Jamma, the Snakes finally biting the Evil Empire, the Football Giants tripping up the Pats right before the perfect season finish line, and on and on.

As I was thinking about all the wonderful possibilities, Rick Ankiel faceplanted into an outfield wall.

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