Welcome to round 1 of the Jason Romano Commemorative NLCâ€™s hottest blogger contest. 15 of the best-looking players on NLC (plus one fella in limbo) face off in a single-elimination tournament.
It’s been a while since I’ve gotten off my booty to put up one of these match-ups, but I’ve got to get one the ball if I want to wrap up this tournament before the All-Star Break.
Today’s match-up pits the Pirates’ Chris Duffy against Cubs’ cutie prospect Billy Petrick.
ht: 5-9 wt: 180 dob: 04/20/1980
Duffy only spent 70 games with the Pirates last season, spending many of the rest of them in Indianapolis. The CTS says its because “that boy ain’t right.” Nevertheless, he takes a couple good pictures.
ht: 6-6 wt: 240 dob: 04/29/1984
Petrick has only had the pleasure of a cup of coffee with the Cubs, pitching 9.2 innings in 8 games and racking up a 7.45 ERA. Nice smile, though.