From ownership ( Don) to management (white lightening and Flint) to team captains ( Leonardfan and Bucky) (ha) to star players the message getting through is more posting fortifies the site and helps keep it alive and well. This off the beaten track thread during this sports lull will likely bore the hell out of nearly everyone and won't help rectify things. But what the hell? No mystery here that I am a diehard sports fan and even I am a bit ashamed to admit I have been tracking baseball speedsters since the 1993 MLB draft and have kept many of those resources I have used over the years. Obviously I have never been married. What wife would put up with my "hobby?" Ha. What triggered me for this thread was ultra dynamite Ole Miss QB John Rhys Plumlee ( please read the recent synopsis of Plumlee in the College Football Stars - 2020 Quarterbacks thread). He is a true rarity. Most baseball speedsters don't play football after high school. Plumlee made National Champions LSU look like their legs were in cement as Plumlee blew through them like a tornado. It is a shame a player who attended some of the same baseball camps as Plumlee, WR Jase Bowen,( Michigan State commit) opted to play pro baseball instead where he struggled last year. Bowen and Plumlee would record the same 60 yard dash times. Below is four players that have always intrigued me. I aim to add to the list and maybe others will as well? Jason Sehorn Crazy but I vaguely recall hearing his name when he played for the Cubs organization. A gifted all around athletic stud Sehorn was also a great basketball player with big time hops. The Cubs drafted him even though he didn't play high school baseball. He was such an intriguing athlete they couldn't pass him up. As an OF Sehorn displayed his speed with 9 stolen bases in 123 at bats but hit only .184 in 1990. Thankfully he saw the light before it was too late and the rest is history. He went on to star at USC for two seasons. He is still the last great White CB to play in the NFL. Fred Lynn Being a Yankees fan I despised the Red Sox but when Lynn exploded onto the scene in 1975 he won both ROY and MVP ( the only player to do that up until that point). That was the season the Red Sox lost perhaps the greatest WS of all time against the Reds. Lynn didn't run. He floated. Whether swinging the bat or chasing down and diving for balls in CF he remains the most graceful baseball player I have ever seen. Many keen observers thought he was the next coming of Joe DiMaggio and I had to admit he was a stunning player to watch. But his career while good never consistently blossomed to rarified heights and that has remained a mystery to me. I was shocked when the Red Sox let him go. I would be shocked again later on when New England hero C Carlton Fisk was shown the door. Baseball scouts were drooling over Lynn while he was in high school but he was given a football scholarship at USC. Lynn Swann was there at the time and Lynn became an instant star playing both WR and CB for the freshman squad. This was before freshman were allowed on varsity. He returned both punts and kick offs and even kicked the ball. But after a year of it Lynn. who was 6'0" 170, decided that baseball might be a better fit even though football was his first love. John Elway Elway's HOF football credentials are well known so no need to rehash his brilliance as a QB. But Elway is that rare two sport athlete where many are left wondering what kind of baseball player he would have been. In his one season for a Yankees farm team Elway flashed brilliance. In 1982 he batted .318 in 151 at bats and stole 13 bases in 16 attempts. He had a good eye and his play in right field left scouts stunned. He was not only flawless out there he garnered 8 assists with his cannon arm, the same arm that made him famous in the NFL. A top tier tremendous athlete he is that rare two sport athlete that makes one wonder whether he actually chose the right sport despite his great NFL career. Kirk Gibson Once in a while a player comes around that has me completely transfixed and Kirk fits the bill. I only recall watching him play football in a college all star game. At his size scouts were flabbergasted when he ripped off a 4.27 40 yard dash. A sure early first round NFL draft pick. But I never gave him much thought until I saw an SI cover article in a doctor's office. Kirk had made his way through the minors at the time and was ready for the big show. His famous manager Sparky Anderson compared him to Mickey Mantle. The first early memory was anxiously watching Kirk play the Red Sox at Fenway. He had a ferocious swing but was struggling early in his career. Kirk won a WS with the Tigers in 1984 and one with the Dodgers in 1988, the same year he hit that historic WS home run off Dennis Eckersley . He also won the NL MVP that season. He was an electric athlete. His raw athleticism was breathtaking. But I can't help but wonder if he ended up choosing the wrong sport. He had enormous gifts as a WR and unlike baseball he wouldn't have to worry about hitting curve balls etc. Kirk did a lot of swing and missing despite having a very good career. As a pure athlete I feel Gibson was better than the much ballyhooed Bo Jackson. Kirk was a better baseball player than Bo and I suspect would have been a better NFL player as well.