Daily Archives: February 19, 2011

‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Florida Marlins Caravan – February 17, 2011

‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Florida Marlins Caravan – February 17, 2011

Marlins’ caravan stop
Chop House
Miami, Fla.
Thursday, February 17
7:15-8:30 p.m.

Normally wouldn’t have gotten too excited considering the Marlins are so easy during spring training. But I’m a sucker for Hanley Ramirez so when I heard he was going to be there I got in the car and made the 55-minute trip. Big mistake. Not only did I have to battle American Airlines Arena traffic (some kind of Latin awards show) but Ramirez never even showed up. I sort of knew that could happen. But the radio station sponsoring the event had been advertising his presence all week. Oh well.

Mike Stanton: 1/1 …Was about to get Stanton a second time when he bailed (would’ve been interesting because I heard from another SG member that Stanton is now weird about doing sweetspots)
Gaby Sanchez: did not need him
Emilio Bonifacio: did not need him
Jack McKeon: did not need him
David Samson: did not need him

$20 to get in (the “all-you-can-eat food” that was advertised was crappy finger food and the “free drinks” was rum, which I don’t even like) and $9 to park…..Complete failure

Wade Boggs 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Wade Boggs 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Game-Used Jersey Card

As you all know by now, I love the cards from the 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ set.  I have already put together the Chicago Cubs team set as well as the Cincinnati Reds too.

And along the way, I have even scooped up a few relic cards from this set.  And now I have a new addition from that set to introduce to you and add to my collection at the same time – Wade Boggs!!

The card, as expected, looks fantastic.  Fleer did a solid job in incorporating the team colors into this set’s design – and the end result is a beautiful baseball card.

And I have so say that mounting a piece of Wade Boggs’ jersey on top of a picture of Fenway Park’s Green Monster is genius – Sheer Genius!!

Great Job, Fleer.  An instant classic for my collection!!!

Brooks Robinson 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Brooks Robinson 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

It’s been a while since I have seen one of those old ‘B’ ball caps worn by the Orioles of the 1960’s.  I have to say that I am so happy that they made a logo to change to the Oriole Bird made famous by Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, and Cal Ripken.

And while I may not be the biggest fan of that old-style hat on Brooks Robinsons’ head, I have to say that I really do like this card of him from the 2006 SP Legendary Cuts set.  The card has a nice, artsy feel to it – I just wish that they used a nicer picture of the ‘Human Vacuum  Cleaner’.

See for yourself…

Did You Know…

When Atlanta Braves’ second baseman Mark Lemke tripled three times in the 1991 World Series, he was the first player to do so since the New York Yankees’ Billy Johnson smacked three in 1947. 

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

Happy Birthday Dave Stewart!!!

Dave Stewart turns 54 years old today!!

As solid of a starting pitcher as there was during the late 1980’s, Dave Stewart was the picture of consistency and dominance.

From 1987-1990, Stewart amassed 84 wins and 35 losses – good for a 71 win percentage!  He put the Oakland A’s team on his shoulders and carried them to the playoffs in each of those seasons, culminating in 3 trips to the World Series.  And in those 3 attempts at winning the grand prize, Stewart and his teammates were victorious in 1989 when they swept the Giants. 

Dave Stewart is and will always be one of the pitchers that I enjoyed watching in my youth.  His dedication to the sport, and his professional approach were admirable.  A soft-spoken man off of the field, on the field he was strictly business and his silent leadership resulted in 5 trips for his teams to the World Series.

Happy Birthday Mr. Stewart.  A true class act!!!