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October 20, 2011

This Week in Baseball Cards: October 20

It doesn't matter if your team is in the postseason or really is one of the best times of the year. And here with another installment of "This Week in Baseball Cards" is Bo Rosny!

Another great Sully video last week, this time focusing on some infamous moments in Cubs history.  Did Babe Ruth call his shot? Sully says no. This card is noncommittal, showing the Sultan of Swat’s follow-through.

And while the video isn’t clear about the called shot, the Bambino’s trip around the bases, taunting the Cubs dugout the whole way, has got to be one of the earliest instances of trash-talking caught on film.

Sully also takes Cubs fans to task for blaming Steve Bartman for the Cubs losing the 2003 NLCS. His video shows that others, primarily Alex Gonzalez, should get the blame.

I hadn’t remembered just how badly Gonzalez booted an easy double-play ball. And yet nobody remembers him because of Bartman. Gonzalez may no longer have technically been a Marlin in 2003, but he was clearly the most valuable Marlin of that series.

Speaking of Marlins, here’s a link to another great Sully video about the flamboyantly awesome sculpture being made for the team’s new ballpark that opens up next season, which makes it the most interesting new ballpark in ages.

The new brick stadiums that are cropping up everywhere are becoming as repetitious as the turf-covered donuts of the 1970s.

Can you tell Citi Field from Citizens Bank from Busch from any of these others? With their new stadium, their new manager (Ozzie Guillen!) and their bold new logo, I’ll be rooting for the Marlins to win the NL East in 2012.

They'll certainly be exciting!

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

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