The best thing about Juan Uribe, apart from his defense and power and his insatiable hunger for catching pop-ups, was undoubtedly the fact that before every single game he would go to Ed Farmer and predict that he would hit a home run in that game.
Last season I happend to be in Arizona for a Dodgers/Dbacks game, and Uribe was in the lineup for Los Angeles. I loudly cheered for him every time he came up, yelling "UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURIBE", "UUUUUUUUUUUURIBITO", and even "Orgullo Bani!", and he went 0-4 before finally reaching base on an error, at which point I just lost it with joy.
Everyone was looking at me like I was legitimately insane, but if you were a middling player on that 2005 team, I will love you and treat you like royalty for the rest of your life.
"Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but its nature is to be extravagant, and those who go so far as to stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only when they are ruined."