Designated Hotter: A.J. Burnett

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s Stacey from Second Place Is Not An Option and this is the first Designated Hotter installment of 2013. Now, since the duty has fallen to me – because people are understandably busy, returning to work after the holidays – I took it upon myself to nominate this week’s candidate.

Here’s the background: I had a thang for A.J. Burnett when he was on the Yankees. I know, he had a rough time during his three seasons in New York but I always felt bad for him and I thought he was nice to look at.

I also realize that is such a girl thing to say and it will probably damage my credibility as a female fan/baseball writer but to be fair, I am also human and can’t help finding players attractive. Though to be honest, I didn’t think much of him until the 2009 playoffs when he shaved his head.


Anyway, without further adieu, here’s Mr. Allan James Burnett.

Stacey Gotsulias is the lead writer for Second Place Is Not An Option, the Aerys home of the New York Yankees. You can follow her on Twitter at @StaceGots.

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