Daily Archives: May 10, 2009

UPDATE : Is The End Near For Cameron Maybin???

UPDATE : Maybin has just been sent to the Marlins’ AAA affiliate in New Orleans.  Hopefully this gives him the opportunity to play on a daily basis as he works on his swing and tries to enhance his skills at the plate.  Go get ’em Cam.  We’ll be seeing you in South Florida again soon!!!

It appears so.  According to several websites such as the Palm Beach Post and Yahoo Sports…

Maybin’s role has been reduced with the call-up of Chris Coghlan from the Marlins’ AAA team.  In the last 5 games, Maybin has only played twice.  Things don’t look like they’re heading in the right direction and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cameron sent down to AAA or AA ball within the next 48 hours. 

One thing is very clear to me – Cameron Maybin needs to play baseball every day.  If he cannot do that right now for the big league club, sending him down is the best move for him and the team.  Equally, the Marlins really need to decide how they want him to contribute.  In my 20+ years of being a dedicated baseball fan, I have never seen a player’s first 30 days in the major leagues so up-and-down as Maybin’s has been with ‘The Fish’.  Is he your lead-off hitter, your #2 guy, or your #8?  It’s very simple – develop a plan and stick to it!!!

Stay tuned as Maybin’s future and the fate of the ‘Maybin-Meter’ may be changed very soon…

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A Trio Of Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Starring Andre Dawson

3 more beauties for the Andre Dawson collection.

These cards look great – the Fleer ‘Greats of the Game’ series are awesome looking cards and I am interested to see if they have any more Dawson cards available because if they do, I will be all over it.

Check them out: 

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Nice, huh??  These cards feature great action photography, nice designs that don’t overwhelm the pictures, and crisp color.  Great job Fleer – I’m hooked!!!!

Happy Anniversary Hank Aaron!!!

On this day in 1967 Hank Aaron hit 1 of his 755 career home runs.

So what’s so special about that?  Why mark this day as an anniversary worth celebrating on ’30-Year Old Cardboard’??

Today is the anniversary of Hank Aaron’s lone inside-the-park home run.  Of his 755 round trippers, Hank managed to knock 754 of them over the outfield wall.  But on this day, he rounded the bases as fast as he could trying to outrun his opposition’s defense.  And he did it too!!

Congratulations Mr. Aaron!!!