Daily Archives: April 20, 2009

John Olerud Autograph TTM Success!!!

 74 was well worth the wait for John Olerud’s cards to come back to me!

I always enjoyed watching Olerud at the plate.  He had a classic lefty swing, and his style reminded me of players from generations prior to his.

Olerud had a very sound offensive game.  With a career batting average of .295 with 2,239 career base hits, Olerud was consistent offensive threat during his 17 seasons in the big leagues.  He also amassed 500 doubles, 255 home runs, and 1,230 RBI.  Olerud was a 3-time Gold Glove winner, a 2-time All-star, and a 2-time World Series champion with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Thank you for the great autographs Mr. Olerud!! 

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Happy Birthday Don Mattingly!!!

That’s right, ‘Donnie Baseball’ is celebrating his 48th birthday today!

As time passes, my appreciation for Mattingly grows considerably.  First off, one of my blogger-buddies is a huge Mattingly fan and he has pointed out how valuable of a player Don was to the Yankees during the 1980’s and 1990’s. 

From an offensive standpoint, there was nothing Mattingly could not do.  A blend of contact and power hitting were some of Mattingly’s greatest strengths.  And defensively at first base there was no-one better during his playing days.  9 Gold Gloves, 3 Silver Slugger Awards, and an MVP Award later and you have an extremely solid career from one of baseball’s biggest stars during the 80’s.

For his birthday, I would like to invite Mattingly to South Florida for the National League championship series with the winner earninga shot at a World Series title.  He’s coaching with the Dodgers these days which means he will have to get through my Marlins, but if there is one team that is playing as well as us, it is Mattingly’s Dodgers. 

Happy Birthday to Donnie Baseball!!

Damn, These Marlins Are Fun To Watch!!!

3 straight games.  3 days of edge-of-your-seat drama.  3 consecutive games going down to the wire…

And each with the Florida Marlins coming out victorious.  The Florida Marlins could very well be on a 3-game losing streak right now.  Instead, they have won 3 in a row and all are the result of 9th inning heroics and game winning hits!!

What’s most amazing is that it seems to be a new guy every that day that pushing the team over the top.  Whether it’s Cody Ross, Jeremy Hermida, Hanley Ramirez, Jorge Cantu, Dan Uggla, or John Baker, this baseball team is full of player that live to compete and never quit. 

There is no better time to be a Marlins fan than right now!!!   GO FISH!!!