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Alexei Ramirez

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The Resume

    (September 22, 1981- )
    Born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
    Birth name is Alexei Fernando Ramírez Rodriguez
    Shortstop for the Chicago White Sox (2008-15), San Diego Padres (2016) and the Tampa Bay Rays (2016)
    American League Silver Slugger Award winner (2010, 2014)

Why he might be annoying:

    His first name is Alexei, even though he isn't Russian.
    His frail looking stature earned him the nickname 'The Cuban Missile.'
    Despite posting solid numbers, he only had one All-Star Game appearance to his credit.
    Despite being a mainstay in the White Sox lineup, he was let go by the team in a cost-cutting move as they didn't want to pick up his $10 million option.
    He spent his final season split between the Padres and the Rays.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was an accomplished player for the Cuban national team, as he was a member of five gold medal winning teams in five tournaments.
    His performance at the 2006 World Baseball Classic led him to be highly sought after by major league clubs.
    He set a major league rookie record by recording four grand slams in a single season (2008).
    He finished second to Evan Longoria in voting for the 2008 American League Rookie of the Year Award.
    He was the first shortstop to win the Silver Slugger Award in the history of the White Sox franchise.

Credit: Eddie Burphy


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying