June 27, 2011

This Week in Baseball Cards: June 27

If you've never come across the website Baseball Cards Come to Life...you're missing out.

Every day, the site's proprieter Bo Rosny brings the goods.  From the daily "Play Profile" to the baseball card-centric interviews...I like Bo's style.  I reached out to him and, thankfully, the feeling was mutual.

So, starting today, Bo will be providing a weekly feature that will, in his words, "take some of the previous week's stories from The Hall of Very Good and give them a baseball card twist".

Here's Bo with his inaugural installment of "This Week in Baseball Cards".


On Friday Sam Fuld shared with The Hall his five favorite superhero movies, and none of them were older than 2000, displaying a contemporary focus typical of many baseball players. When players were interviewed by Studio in the early nineties, their favorite movies and TV shows were always current ones as well. Maybe we should check in with our buddy Jeff Montgomery and see if Top Gun is still his favorite movie, and Kevin Costner his favorite movie star.


On Monday Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle announced the birth of their son Diesel. Too bad Topps doesn't put players' babies names on their cards anymore (understandable in these days of identity theft). The best of these was probably Dave Leiper. Why did he name his son Justin Casey? Because Dad was always warming up in the bullpen, "just in case" they needed him.


The biggest story of the week was 80-year-old Jack McKeon taking the helm of the Marlins. I thought about doing an old joke, but I realized he's not that old. In fact, he's just eight years older than Phil Niekro, who was teammates with Tom Glavine who was pitching as recently as three years ago.

That's right, Phil Niekro is now 72 years old. He's finally as old as he looked on his baseball cards.


Remember, you can check out Bo's daily insights over at his site...Baseball Cards Come to Life.

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