Now that my flop of a Gint-A-Cuffs entry has come and gone it's time to get back to what motivates this blog: little pieces of cardboard picturing grown men, dressed in white and blue, playing a child's game for money!
2 by 3 Heroes, for giving us something other than A&G to look at today. Woo-Hoo! Jeff sent along a PWE with the cards secured away in a third of a binder page. These type of PWEs seem to be taking the blogosphere by storm as of late. In fact, I'm sending two out tomorrow!
Fourteen year old me remembers holding a flashlight to the back of the 1992 Topps scratch-off game cards to figure out which option to scratch to be declared a WINNER!
When Derrick May first came up I thought he was going to be the Cubs version of David Justice. I was young and naive. Don't judge.
Last I heard Mark Prior was working in the front office for the Padres. Good for him.
The new MLB Pipeline prospect rankings recently hit the web and the Cubs
farm system came in at number five. They were the top team in baseball
before the season started, but they have graduated Jorge Soler, Kris
Bryant, and Addison Russell from the ranks (see below). Five is still pretty high,
and I'm sure part of that is still due in part to Kyle Schwarber still
qualifying for the list.
Duane Underwood have climbed. Underwood is having a nice year and his new
ranking at #5 is not based solely upon attrition. (By the way, the card
of Russell is a shiny mini. The best type of mini!)
Thanks for the Cubs, Jeff! And good luck to your White Sox the rest of the season. (Starting tomorrow, of course).