With the start of the minor-league baseball season comes ridiculous ballpark promotions, and this summer, I can't see anyone touching what the Reading Phillies have come up with. They are giving away a life-size Ryan Howard garden gnome to one insanely lucky fan at tonight's home opener.
No, I'm not making this up.
This got me thinking about which Orioles player of past or present I would want to defend my lawn (well, assuming I had a lawn).
Of the current group of Orioles, it would be hard to top showcasing a giant Vladimir Guerrero with a white beard and triangle hat in my front yard. If we're talking all-time, I would go with Boog Powell, Eddie Murray or Jim Palmer, but only if his gnome clone was wearing Jockeys and had chest hair. So creepy. So good.
You tell me: If you could have a giant garden gnome of any Orioles player, who would you pick?