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.


  1. Maybe a relic card of his wife?

  2. Hear hear, Night Owl! I can't stand Buchholz. He's the creepiest, sunken-eyed, emaciated little troll! After he no-hit a going-through-the-motions Oriole team in late 2007, every damned CB card issued by Topps and Upper Deck in 2008 had to make mention of it, as though it escaped notice. Arrgghhh.

  3. women find him attractive???

    you mean a woman finds a very young, professional baseball player who makes million$$$$ attractive?

    I don't think his face had anything to do with it.

  4. He does have a devilish look to him. Kind of looks like a meth head.

  5. It's the hot chick-ugly rockstar kind of thing. Maybe he's super charming... or has a huge dong.

  6. Well he did steal all those laptops in college...

  7. I know this post is about the vanity of how a guy looks, but I saw Buchholz sign autographs for about 15 minutes as a visiting Red Sox player during batting practice at an Angels game.

    He must have signed 30-40 autographs.

  8. he looks like a weird version of tom brady to me...

  9. Since I'm such a charitable person, I'm always more than willing to take any Buchholz cards off of your hands to spare you from looking at them. I was lucky enough to be at the no-hitter and a collection of just cards mentioning the no-no turned into a full Buchholz collection.

    I was going through my older baseball cards the other day and came across a bunch of Nomo cards. I've got to send you the list and see if there are any on there that you need.

  10. 2008 Goudey Clay Buchholz with the Devil Eyes.

    This is why you fear the Clay.

  11. The player that scared me the most was Vern Ruhle and in particular his 1983 Topps Card (especially when looked at close up).

  12. I though that the 2010 Topps Bucholtz was a joke when I first saw it. A blogger referred to it as a "warewolf SP" and I believed him. I mean look at it, you'd believe it too if it was the first time you laid eyes on it!