August 1: Happy Bday Adam Jones

On a daily basis, Fatpickled recognizes the birthdays of the men who have played, and currently play for, my favorite teams. The Redskins, Orioles, Wizards, and Terps.

Happy birthday Adam Jones. What can I say about this stud? Fresh off his first all star appearance, he’s a bonafide superstar in the making. Thru 94 games this season Adam is batting .296 with 17HR’s and 59RBI’s. Those numbers already exceed last year’s rookie season. He has speed and power… he has the potential to be a 30/30 guy. He’s got a gun for an arm, although it may not be as good as Markakis’s (certainly not as accurate.) The trade that brought Adam to the Orioles will go down as one of the most lopsided deals ever, and Macphail should get a monument on Eutaw St. for it. Adam also has the greatest bobblehead ever, and I want/need it! Ok, ok…I heart Adam. Happy 24th (he’s only 24!) Mr. Jones.

Happy birthday Darnerien McCants. Darnerien played in 29 games over 3 seasons with the Redskins from 2002-2004. His best season came in 2003 when he led the Redskins with 6 TD’s to go along with his 27 receptions for 360 yards. After leaving DC, Darnerien played one season with the Eagles and bounced around some training camps. Darnerien was a local guy who grew up in Gambrills, Maryland and his idol growing up was Art Monk. During his time in DC, he may have been more well know for banging Vivica Fox and his art, than for football. McCants is an accomplished artist and musician and you can check out his stuff at his website right here. Happy 32nd Mr. McCants!

Happy birthday Greg Williams. Not the Greg Williams who was the Redskins D coordinator from 2004-07, this would be the Greg Williams who played defensive back for the Skins from 1982-1985. I must admit that even I, who consider myself an expert in Redskins history, do not remember much about Greg. He did appear in 57 games for the Skins, and has a Super Bowl ring from 82’. He must have been a special teams demon with a nose for the football…he recovered 6 fumbles in his career. Happy 50th Mr. Williams.
Cheers and Hail
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