Rafael Furcal will remain memorable

As Dodgers shortstop gets ready to leave L.A., he had an undeniable impact

Updated: July 31, 2011, 12:29 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Seventeen years is a long time to cover Major League Baseball. Long enough that you don't even remember a lot of the players you covered unless someone brings up their names, and some of those names are so obscure that no one ever will. There are some, though, that will always stand out in my memory, whether because of their talent, their personalities, their charisma, whatever.

Rafael Furcal is one of those guys I will never forget. For all of those reasons. And a few others, ...

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