It was a pretty muggy day in P-town, but I needed some exercise so I met up with my disc golfing friends at our local course, Bradley Park. Much to my surprise I hit my first ace today on hole 8!
Friday, June 2, 2023
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Twelve years ago I started this blog. I'm not sure if it's a true blogiversary because of my prolonged hiatus. Either way, I'm okay.
There's six weeks left in the school year and the sophomore baseball team I coach is off to a 6-2 start.
This morning I shot five under par at my "home" disc golf course, which is a personal best. Pretty exciting!
Family, friends and my cats are all in relatively good health. To cap it off, the Cubs are in second place (for now)!
I just wanted to give a quick life update and show off a pretty neat trinket sent to me from Mark. Mark is relative on my mom's side, and he might be as just a big of Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson fan as myself. Thanks, Mark!
Enjoy the spring everyone!
Friday, September 23, 2022
A few of friends have asked why I'm not as big into baseball memorabilia and cards anymore. My complete answer consists of many layers and is quite longwinded.
The picture below sums up one of my bullet points nicely.
|Vogelbach's autograph with a "Dingers & Donuts" inscription|
Dan Vogelbach is a fun guy. He is big boy and has perhaps an even bigger personality.
Earlier this season Vogelbach notably said, "I hit my home runs in bunches, just like I get my donuts."
Again, the Vogelmonster has been a favorite of mine ever since I learned of his fun loving ways.
Yet, ten grand for a Vogelbach autographed baseball got me to snicker and sigh all at once.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Don't get too excited. I'm just checking in to thank a couple of bloggers for dropping some Vogelbach love on me via the always appreciated PWE.
The Collective Mind, found this Playoff Contenders auto from 2011. Can you believe it's been eleven years since the Vogelmonster was drafted? How did that happen?
cards as I see them, sent the black and white Bowman from 2020. The B&W photo gives the card a little bit of that old-timey feel, which I think meshes well with Vogey.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Lately, when asked, I've been subbing for other teachers during my prep period. The pay isn't fantastic, but I'll keep a rough record of what I earn when filling in where needed, and the bottom line always goes toward baseball cards or disc golf items. My family refers to this as "fun money!"
I found two rare Vogelmonsters. And, let me tell you, they are FUN.
Behold! A "base" card! (Yes, made with pieces from an actual game used base.)
I remember when Triple Threads came out in 2020 and Kyle Lewis was hitting homer after homer on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year award. I more or less gave up on owning one of these beauties. Patience. Patience rewards those who wait!
Arguably Mitch Haniger, pictured at the top, is the biggest name on the card. But, just you wait. Pencil Vogey in as the DH for Milwaukee and good things will happen in 2022.
The next card is from Panini's 2021 Spectra set and is numbered 1 out of 5. I'm missing quite a few parallels from this set still, but I was over the moon excited to land this gem.
This is my second Vogelbach button card, with the other being acquired last year from Panini's National Treasures.
Oh, what a great week of checking the mailbox!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy Super Bowl Sunday!