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!!!
When I find more pics, I’ll put them up on the site. Don’t worry…
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Greg Maddux Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged #31, 1995 world series, 300 wins, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, gold glove, greg maddux, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey retirement, number retired, pitcher, world series
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.
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, bat card, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, gold glove, hat card, hobby, jersey card, memorabilia card, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, silver slugger
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!!!
Posted in Celebrity First Pitch
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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.
Posted in Florida/Miami Marlins
Tagged 2008 world series, 2009 baseball season, Andrew Miller, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, chase utley, chris volstad, Dan Uggla, first place, Florida/Miami Marlins, hanley ramirez, jamie moyer, jimmy rollins, john baker, jorge cantu, josh johnson, Marlins, National League, national league east, NL East, philadelphia phillies, phillies, Ricky Nolasco, ryan howard, world series