Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

Pics From The Greg Maddux Jersey Retirement Ceremony In Atlanta

I am shocked by the lack of pictures that  I have been able to find from the Braves’ ceremony when they retired Greg Maddux’s jersey.  This guy was the heart and soul of their pitching staff for more than a decade and was one of the best pitchers in the game over the last 25 years.

He certainly deserves more than just these 2 pictures.  I am going to keep digging as I look for more pics from this historic event in Atlanta Braves history!!!

APTOPIX Braves Maddux Baseball

Braves Maddux Baseball

When I find more pics, I’ll put them up on the site.  Don’t worry…

Andre Dawson Game-Used Memorabilia Card #1

I recently scooped up 4 more Andre Dawson Game-Used memorabilia cards at a combined price of just over $9.00 with shipping included.  This is card #1 from that purchase.

Numbered as #78 of 250, this card is from the 2005 Leaf ‘Century Collection’ set.  The card features a piece of bat used in game action by Andre.  And while the design of the card is rather dark, the photo of Andre in his Cubs’ uniform and the chunk of wood from his bat pop against the dark background.

Dawson GU 1

Celebrity First Pitch – John Cena

 Here is one of the biggest stars in the wrestling industry throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field.

John Cena, while he is a superstar, is not my kind of wrestler.  His ‘Superman’ persona doesn’t fit with the kind of guy that I like to cheer for.  Give me a technical wrestler or a guy know for high-flying, high-impact moves any day!!!

Those Phreakin’ Phillies!!!

It’s a sad day when you realize that your team just is not good enough to compete with the one team they’ve been chasing all season long.  Sadly for us Marlins fans, that is exactly how we feel after our most recent 4-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Going into the series, ‘The Fish’ trailed the defending champions by just 4 games in the NL East.  With a suucessful series, the margin could have been tightened and our pennant hopes reknidled.  Unfortunately the exact opposite happened and now the Marlins are 7 games behind the leaders.  And had it not been for ‘Mother Nature’ stepping in and canceling a game the hole may have been deeper too…

To say that the Phillies embarrassed the Marlins is an understatement.  They simply beat us in every aspect of the game.  From starting pitching to hitting for power to relief pitching and even timely hitting.  It was no contest, and the result was being shut out twice and being beaten in extra innings in the only close game of the series.

So where do the Marlins go from here?  It doesn’t look like the winner of the National League’s wild card is coming out of the East so the Marlins really have to do well against their other divisional opponents and hope that the Phillies fade a bit.  But to be honest, my hopes are a little diminished by what I saw during this recent series.  The Phillies look really good and I don’t see an obvious weakness in their team.


Phillies Marlins Baseball