Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I just don't like his face
Yes, it's time to read about another one of Night Owl's hang-ups.
I don't normally put too much thought into what guys look like, aside from the stray facial hair post. But there is one guy who has creeped me out the last few years. It's Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.
I don't know what it is. His face looks lizard-like or something. I just know when the occasional Red Sox game comes on, I am instantly relieved when he's not pitching.
It's weird, I know. I never said it made sense.
I also know that when he's in sets that I am collecting, I'm disappointed. I'm glad I'm not a Red Sox collector. I'd hate to be seeking out his cards all the time.
His cards were all over the place in 2008. But he didn't have a card in the 2009 Topps set, which might explain why I liked the set so much.
In 2010, he was back in the Topps set.
That's how I prefer my Buchholz cards. From a distance.
Again, I'm trying to make sense of this. I don't know if I can.
He just looks frightening in a creepy-eyes way. He kind of reminds me of a former co-worker, who was not a pleasant person. Perhaps that's the reason. But the co-worker's face wasn't what bothered me.
I'm sure Buchholz is perfectly pleasant, a good son and father. I do root for him when he's pitching against most teams. Playing for the Red Sox is a good thing.
I also know Buchholz is married to a former model and used to date a Penthouse pet, so I suppose the ladies find him attractive.
But, as for me, I'd just prefer that Topps didn't go the close-up route when it's time to take Buchholz's photo next year.
Either that or replace his card picture with a photo of his wife.