WATCH: Hilarious video plugs Craig Biggio for Hall of Fame
Most people know that Craig Biggio had over 3,000 hits for the Houston Astros. You probably knew he played three different positions, played in a bunch of All-Star games, and even a World Series. What you didn’t know, was that he’s a guitar hero, crime fighter, fights zombies, and will guard against nightmares if you’re a kid. Take a look at this video pointing out some of these “little known facts” about the Hall of Fame candidate (via YouTube.com/Lloyd Richey)
Houston writer and director Lloyd Richey put together the seven-minute short film, which will astound even the most jaded Astros fan. If only we could have Biggio on the team now. Or at least nine clones of him for 2014.
“He’s been my favorite baseball player for as long as I can remember,” says Richey, who does freelance video work around Houston. He puts the budget of the clip at $200, including the white Astros jersey.
Biggio received 68.2% of the eligible votes last year, leaving him just 6.8% below what is needed for 2014 election. Given that a number of Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voters deliberately omit players on their first ballot as a sign of respect for the best of the best, it’s expected he’ll get in this year. Probably not because of this video, but nevertheless.
– David Whitlock
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