MLB’s hollow tribute to Jackie Robinson

One of the advantages of reactivating my Facebook account is that I get to see lots of ads. A while back I must have “liked” the official Lids Facebook account. I now get to see ads from Lids in my Facebook feed. That’s not a problem. I like to wear overpriced hats associated with professional … Continue reading “MLB’s hollow tribute to Jackie Robinson”

Sports Card Radio: Raffles, razzes, and girls that look like boys

If you’ve ever listened to Sports Card Radio, a podcast about sports cards, you probably know that host Colin Tedards is not a fan of raffles. It’s where someone takes an unopened, factory sealed box of sports cards and charges people for the privilegeĀ of getting all the cards from a specific team. The team you … Continue reading “Sports Card Radio: Raffles, razzes, and girls that look like boys”

Mariano Rivera is passionate about Dustin Pedroia's 'red-hot passion'

Former New York Yankees ninth-inning pitcher Mariano Rivera shared in a new book that he thinks Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia is the superior second baseman over former Yankees teammate Robinson Cano. In The Closer, Rivera says that he doesn’t think Cano “burns to be the best” or that he doesn’t see that “red-hot passion … Continue reading “Mariano Rivera is passionate about Dustin Pedroia's 'red-hot passion'”

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected for having pine tar on his neck

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was thrown out of last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox for having an illegal substance on his neck. It is believed that the illegal substance was pine tar. Pine tar allows a pitcher to get a better grip on the ball. Grip is good. Baseball being baseball, … Continue reading “Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected for having pine tar on his neck”

So not only is A-Rod a cheat, he's a snitch

Looks like 60 Minutes will be worth checking out tomorrow night. From the Associated Press (via Yahoo! News): Members of Alex Rodriguez’s inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, “60 Minutes” reported Friday. Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news show said the leak occurred in … Continue reading “So not only is A-Rod a cheat, he's a snitch”

2013 Topps Heritage Derek Jeter hand numbered mini card

I picked up a jumbo pack of 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball at Wal-Mart this past Sunday afternoon. After I got home that day, I opened the pack to see what I had. One of the cards I pulled was a tiny, micro version of a regular Derek Jeter card. It also had “062/100” written in … Continue reading “2013 Topps Heritage Derek Jeter hand numbered mini card”