Back when I lived in California and watched the Giants, Rich Aurilia was my favorite Giants player. Yeah, I love Barry, but he is on a whole other plane, standing atop of Olympus, while Richie is just a mortal who had some great years on a great team. My best memory of him was when he hit a homer during the World Series game I went to at Pac Bell Park.
I didn't realize how much I liked him until the last few weeks with the talk of him going elsewhere. Now I think he might have been my favorite Red in 2006, taking that hallowed spot from Sean Casey (who took it from Larkin who took it from O'Neill, with a sprinkling of Griffey during the hopeful years.)
I hope he stays. I know it's not likely. :(