I know what you’re thinking, “He broke his streak by not posting on Sunday!” Well unfortunately for you nitpickers I don’t abide by the normal calendar. I make my own nights. And since I haven’t slept yet it still counts for me. In other news, I checked in some hockey players today. They are just like us, they drink beer in the lobby and book their rates through hotwire. Of course they were minor league hockey players, but still!
Here we go!
Jayson Werth – Former Oriole farmhand and Edge lookalike, Werth didn’t exactly wow the folks in Washington in his first season. He only played in 81 games and only knocked five balls out of the park. If he rebounds this year and Steve Strasberg doesn't fall apart the Nationals could be the team to beat in the National League.
Phillip Humber – Heh, he had a perfect game last year. I totally forget that. I guess Humber goes down as the most average pitcher to throw a perfect game, right?
Phillies Rookie Stars – Tyler Cloud – not a good looking beard/sideburns thing there. If you’re going to rock that look never, and I do mean ever, take your hat off. Oh and yeah, two more guys who I've never heard of.
2012 AL RBI Leaders – Three happy guys. Cabrera pulled off the Triple Crown last year. That’s something I honestly doubted I would ever see. I still think a bigger deal should have been made of his accomplishment. I know batting average, RBI and home runs are a bit passe, but still to lead an entire league over a 162 game season is impressive.
Ivan Nova – With the way things are going Nova might be playing first base on days when he’s not pitching.
Bud Norris – Wow. I mean wow. This might be the worst photo I’ve seen in a long, long time. There is no way he shows that to his kids. Does he even have kids? I don't know. I don't do research.
Mark Buehrle – So weird to see him in a uniform other than the White Sox. Rather than abandon his pit bull or have it stay in a kennel all season Buehrle is leaving his family in Florida while he lives the single life in Toronto. Good for him.
David Price – Speaking of dogs – Price’s dog Astro is getting his own bobble-head as a giveaway for Rays fans this season.
Jeff Karstens – These cards are airbrushed/photoshopped. Did they really have to include such a scruffy beard for Karstens? Couldn’t they have just filled it in a bit for him?
Best Card – Ummmmm I guess Werth because he was an Oriole at one point
Worst Card – Bud Norris in what could be the worst card of the set.