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Friday, September 11, 2015

Wax Pack: One Man’s Road Trip to Track Down Every Player From a Pack of Baseball Cards

...the pack he chose from to form his road trip included former Toronto Blue Jay Rance Mulliniks, Al Cowens, Garry Templeton, Randy Ready, Gary Pettis, Jaime Cocanower, Don Carman, Vince Coleman, Dwight Gooden, Lee Mazzilli, Richie Hebner, Carlton Fisk, Steve Yeager and Rick Sutcliffe.

In such a random sample size of players from this particular baseball pack, there was a separation between players who were swallowed up by fame, fortune and controversy, and others who simply receded to the background after their playing career, not stuck in some perpetual baseball bubble.

Voodoo... Posted: September 11, 2015 at 04:52 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball cards, road trip

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Screwball: Comedy Is in the (Baseball) Cards – The Hardball Times

Hal McRae:
A) is asking if he has spinach in his teeth.
B) is doing mouth calisthenics just prior to a corn on the cob-eating contest.
C) is responding instinctively to teammate Cookie Rojas.
D) is proud of his prototype Invisalign braces.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 02, 2015 at 09:12 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball cards, history

 

 

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