Let's see. He's fresh and gritty according to the Star (sort of like the "everything" bagel we had this morning. Hey-O!)
The gamblers in Costa Rica call him scrappy. (Yo ticos! Pura vida! Imperials all around!)
Gibbers calls him a "throwback", "small, but strong", and a "good fundamental-type hitter."
Meanwhile, the Scripps news service calls him a bumbling, butter-fingered fool in the field. (We're paraphrasing.)
We're just gonna cut through the crap, and call Eckstein what everyone wants to call him: a short little white dude. And one who is keeping Johnny Mac on the bench at that. And as far as we're concerned, nobody puts Johnny Mac in the corner.