Monday, April 12, 2021

Simpsons Folder of Fun Addition - Part 10

 If you missed the first post of this series you can go here to catch up.

Roger Clemens. Actually, this is probably my least favorite card in the set. For starters, I wish a different color than red would have been used for the player background. 

Now that I think about it this card is very Christmassy as well. Meh. I also never understood why a baseball pitcher was needed for a softball game. I know, I know... I'm nitpicking about a fictional softball game. 

Did you know Roger Clemens made his own chicken sounds for the episode. Ha, great stuff!

The last player card from the "Homer at the Bat" series is slated for tomorrow. Don't miss it!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Simpsons Folder of Fun Addition - Part 9

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Wade Boggs with the beard, eye black, batting gloves... just great stuff!

I think Boggs (and Tony Gwynn) may be the best pure hitters I've seen during my time. Perhaps a hat tip to Ichiro is deserved as well. 

There we go. I stand corrected. I thought only three players from the "Homer at the Bat" episode were inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. I didn't realize Homer was inducted in 2017

These cards just continue to make me smile!
We're closing in on the end of this mini series. I hope you've been enjoying it. 😁

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Simpsons Folder of Fun Addition - Part 8

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Don Mattingly. No sideburns, but some flowing hair out the back. Nice.

Okay, I've put this on the back burner long enough. What is the mascot for the Springfield softball team? Is it the Isotopes? For some reason I have that stuck in my head. 

I could see Steinbrenner and Burns having very similar ownership qualities. I just read the Wikipedia page for "Homer at the Bat" and the number of cultural references is pretty astounding!

Three more MLB players to go. Has your favorite shown yet? Or are you still waiting for your guy like PKS?

Friday, April 9, 2021

Simpsons Folder of Fun Addition - Part 7

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Ahhh. A young Ken Griffey, Jr., with a thin mustache and his backwards hat. Classic!

Girffey was probably the hottest name in baseball at the time this episode aired on February 20th, 1992. He just finished his age 21 season by hitting 0.327, being named to the All-Star game and winning the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

I can't claim to have played alongside Griffey, but I did visit the ballpark where he launched his first professional homerun. I visited one of my former high school players during his internship for the Everett AquaSox a couple of summers ago. 

Behold:
Alright, enough about me. Tomorrow I'll show off the first baseman for the Springfield softball squad. 
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Simpsons Folder of Fun Addition - Part 6

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The Wizard of Oz!

I think the only thing that could make this card better would be if it pictured Ozzie doing a backflip. 

Ozzie was the first member of the Mr. Burns' softball team to be enshrined in Cooperstown. Very cool. I believe only two of the other rostered players have been inducted in the baseball Hall of Fame. Do you think you can name both of them without looking them up? 

Tomorrow is our second post with a Hall of Fame member. Stay tuned!