Daily Archives: October 28, 2009

My World Series Prediction. What’s Yours??

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.

Here goes…

The Philadelphia Phillies will win the World Series.  And they’ll do it in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium!!!

Phillies pin

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??

 

1983 Donruss Jim Palmer

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.

Palmer 83D

Did You Know…

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.

Roberts

**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – Sorry Mr.Roberts.  Someone has to hold the top spot…

1988 Score’s Salute To Reggie Jackson – Card #3

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.

Score Reggie 3