Cue the dramatic music and dim the lights, ’cause this is it, folks. It’s the end of the line… the final revealing of my carefully meditated selections of the top mimbos in the majors. If you missed the first installments, here are Part One and Part Two.
Deciding the top four was, quite honestly, a cinch. For me, these four mimbos tower far above the rest. They set the mimbo standard. The difficult part was determining which order to put them in. I switched them around more than a few times and, aside from number one, I’m still not sure I have it all right. But what’s done is done! Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to the cream of the mimbo crop!
#4: Eric Byrnes (Arizona Diamondbacks) I made a promise regarding Eric Byrnes in my very first post. Though it’s a struggle, I’m going to have to move on without further comment.
#3: Nick Swisher (New York Yankees) I had multitudes of photographs to choose from to illustrate to you the superior mimboness of Nick Swisher. But if a picture is worth a thousand words then mustn’t a video be worth even more than that?
CAN I GET A DRUMROLL, PLEASE? ……..
#1: Barry Zito (San Francisco Giants) I proclaim Mr. Zito to be the greatest mimbo in all the land! In fact, Mimbo is his middle name. Like Bronson Arroyo, he fancies himself a musician (Wanna hear a sample? You can do so by clicking here, but I don’t recommend it.) Like several of our previous mimbos, he also fancies himself a model. He has the hair. He has the attitude. Who could ask for more?
It’s been fun, guys. I’ll leave you, for now, with the complete Mimbo List, #’s 12-through-1.
12. Evan Longoria
11. Ryan Theriot
10. Chase Utley
9. Grady Sizemore
8. Jose Reyes
7. Cole Hamels
6. David Wright
5. C.J. Wilson
4. Eric Byrnes
3. Nick Swisher
2. Bronson Arroyo
1. Barry Zito