I have wavered back and forth for days about who I think will win the World Series…
These teams appear to be so evenly matched in the more important aspects of the game that I think the winner will come down to a very simple equation – The team that makes the fewest mistakes will win!!!
But who will that be?? What team will make the fewest base running errors? What team will have the fewest passed balls? Who is going to capitalize and score runs based as a result of these kinds of errors? Whoever does that should walk away as the 2009 World Series champions!!
I know who I want to see win the title. But to me they have 1 glaring flaw on their roster and I feel that it happens to be the other team’s biggest strength.
The Philadelphia Phillies will win the World Series. And they’ll do it in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium!!!
There you have it. Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy what should be a historic and memorable championship series!!!
Who are you taking??
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged 2009 baseball season, 2009 world series, A-Rod, AJ Burnett, alex rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, baseball, baseball cards, brad lidge, bronx bombers, C.C. Sabathia, chase utley, cliff lee, cole hamels, derek jeter, hideki matsui, jamie moyer, jason werth, jimmy rollins, joba chamberlain, jorge posada, mark teixeira, new york yankees, pedro martinez, philadelphia phillies, phillies, ryan howard, shane victorino, world series, yankee stadium, yankees
1983 Donruss Jim Palmer
Classic Jim Palmer right in the midst of his delivery of another quality pitch!!
The 1983 Donruss card design is a rather bland one. And while the ball and glove graphic incorporates the team and player’s names very nicely, the card is still a yawn.
Thankfully they got a great shot of Palmer in mid-windup!!! For me, this card would be a little better if they zoomed out just enough to show a leg bend, while still keeping the sharp focus and great detail they got with this close-up!
Another great addition to my growing Jim Palmer player collection.
Posted in Jim Palmer Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, orioles, pitcher, world series
Hall of Famer Robin Roberts gave up 505 home runs in his 19 years of pitching, the most home runs given up in a career.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – Sorry Mr.Roberts. Someone has to hold the top spot…
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, Did You Know...., Hall Of Fame, HOF, most home runs, most home runs allowed, philadelphia phillies, phillies, robin roberts, sports trivia
1988 Score’s Salute To Reggie Jackson – Card #3
Already a baseball superstar by the time he reached the New York Yankees in 1977, Reggie Jackson became ‘Baseball Royalty’ while playing for the Bronx Bombers.
While he only played 5 seasons in the Bronx, it’s what Reggie accomplished in that time that elevated his status. In those 5 seasons, Reggie crushed 143 home runs and drove in 461 runs. He enjoyed great success in pinstripes and was an All-star in each of his seasons with the Yankees.
During that 5-year span, Reggie and his Yankees teammates made the post-season 4 times. And in those 4 years, they made it to the World Series 3 times ultimately winning 2 World Series championships!!! In those 3 championship match-ups Reggie shined like no other. In total he hit .400 while collecting 8 home runs and 17 RBI.
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A’s, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, california angels, collection, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A’s, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson – Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees