Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gotta Catch 'em All! (Pack 3)

If the Pope's in town and you hear somebody trash-talking him, it's probably Bobby. He trash-talked on the field, from the dugout, between games, you name it. He even trash-talked teams we weren't playing — just ask the Dodger Thoughts team. Oh, and he also played some shortstop and first base.


DBT played left-center field but really had some adventures on the basepaths. He smacked a sweet RBI triple early on, but things really got interesting in our last game. He was on first base when Stacy hit an opposite-field line drive — right into DBT. He describes it as "a cannonball in the gut." We call it taking one for the team.


You currently know him as Cliff Beefpile; we knew him as el montanero. EM locked down right field, and look at that batting form! You have to understand those loopy, spinning softball pitches aren't easy to hit, so making contact is a big deal. I think even Cliff Beefpile would agree.

14 comments:

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

These are great! Thanks for putting this card set together, Orel. We're having a blast.

Unfortunately for me, it was all down hill after that 1st inning triple. I got pull happy, ala Russell J.Martin... that approach doesn't work for someone with warning track power...

Love that card of Montenero. It reminds me of the old Honus Wagner cards. Classic, baby.

Neeebs * said...

I see what you did there. You put Honus Wagner and El Montenero in the same paragraph. Nicely played.

Dusty Baker said...

Are any of these cards going to be released in gold foil? 3D?

Another excellent set of cards, or a Barajas as some of us like to call such.

Neeebs * said...

From my count, there are four more cards left. Johnny G and some Sons.

Wonder if those cards will be censored or not???????????????

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, I wonder what Nomo looks like.

Bobby said...

While it warms the cockles of my heart knowing heckling was my most valuable skill, showing my baseball card to my wife all but punched a one way ticket to a weekend of banishment on the couch.

Still it was worth it to get in some digs at Weisman's knee pads. Even heckled him a couple times via twitter during their semi-final match up and have yet to get a reply.

Dusty Baker said...

@Bobby

What did you do wrong to fall afoul of your better half?

Bobby said...

@Dusty

My wife is a very polite Southerner who operates in a whole different realm when it comes to having good manners. To learn I was out in the wild unsupervised and antagonizing strangers made her do a face palm and question the decisions she's made in her life. She'll get over it though.

Dusty Baker said...

@Bobby

If she needs any pointers, I can give her Mrs. Dusty's number. We've been married 14 yrs, and she's finally gotten the hang of ignoring my antics, crude statements, and general lack of civility when it comes to sports.

Cliff Beefpile said...

RE: the name change, I like to think of myself as the team's Metta World Peace...complete with anti-psychotic drugs.

My card is bad-ass! Totally makes me look like I knew what the hell I was doing out there. Those who saw in person know otherwise.

Hideo Nomo said...

Metta World Beef.

Dusty Baker said...

That makes Orel our Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, then.

Neeebs * said...

@Bobby (2:18)

LMFAO-painted the picture of wifey oh so well. Nicely played.

Dusty Baker said...

"She'll get over it though."