Monday, March 31, 2014

Play ball! (2014)

I wanted to post this when the Dodgers started in Australia. With the spastic way MLB begins the season these days, what is Opening Day but when your team starts?

But, hell no, March 22 is no Opening Day. It's also way too busy of a time for me to post a bunch of cards.

So, then I thought I could have this up by Sunday, when the Dodgers played AGAIN, but at least they were in the U.S. and at least it was sort of close to April. But I didn't want to acknowledge ESPN's attention-getting MLB exclusive and also, HOT BOX!

So, here I am, posting this now. The Dodgers have played three times, the Diamondbacks twice, the Padres once, Bryce Harper's already been kicked in the head, Ryan Braun cheered for no apparent reason, relievers blowing leads like it's the postseason, and you've been overwhelmed by 6,243 different Opening Day stats.

And, yet the Yankees and Astros won't celebrate Opening Day until tomorrow.

(*throws up hands*)

Screw it, you'll get this now.

It's a tradition, even if I don't know when Opening Day is anymore:


The last time the RED SOX won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the GIANTS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the CARDINALS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the YANKEES won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the PHILLIES won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the WHITE SOX won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the MARLINS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the ANGELS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the DIAMONDBACKS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the BRAVES won the World Series, cards looked like this:



The last time the BLUE JAYS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the TWINS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the REDS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the A'S won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the DODGERS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the METS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the ROYALS won the World Series, cards looked like this:



The last time the TIGERS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the ORIOLES won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the PIRATES won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the INDIANS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the CUBS won the World Series, cards looked like this:




The last time the ASTROS, BREWERS, MARINERS, NATIONALS, PADRES, RANGERS, RAYS, ROCKIES won the World Series, cards looked like this:



But no worries! Everyone is at 0-0!

Or 1-0 ... or 0-1.

Or ... uh, 2-1 ... or 0-2.

Heh.

I guess in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter.

Because BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For the next seven months.

Enjoy.

5 comments:

  1. Nice. That really puts things in perspective. But I'm really looking forward to seeing a 2014 Topps Dodger at the head of the list next year... Happy New Year!

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  2. Another year... another opportunity for the Padres to finally win a World Series. If not... I'll settle for another championship in Oakland.

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  3. Well at the beginning they all have right to dream. Some only can do that lol ;)

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  4. Of the four teams I actively pull for, three of them had no photo available. :-(

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