Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The at-bat that never ends
Hey! Any Cesar Geronimo fans out there?
Well, too bad. I had a post idea fall through tonight. That's super deadly with the time schedule that I have. I don't have anything else in "research and development" that I can finish off quickly. Therefore, you get Cesar Geronimo this morning.
Geronimo is the longtime member of the Big Red Machine, who had a great glove and a modest bat. But I'm referring to the Royals version of Geronimo. The Twilight Of His Career Geronimo.
I featured his first Royals card a day or so ago in the "Look! Similar Photos!" post.
The Geronimo '81 Topps Traded card looks a lot like the Geronimo '82 Topps card.
Could be the same at-bat. Could be the same game.
But then I was looking through my '83 Topps set and came across the Geronimo card there.
Are we still talking the SAME AT-BAT?
I have my doubts. It's probably not even the same game. But, damn, those are some similar photos.
And what a crazy mustache Geronimo developed in his later years.
I need to make that into a pog or something.
Anyway, for curiosity's sake, and to fill out the final 17 seconds of free time I have before I hit the sack, I checked out Geronimo's 1984 Topps card, his final Topps card.
Would Geronimo be frozen in time forever at the plate? Still swinging in a continuous loop, while we're left to wonder when -- WHEN -- will we ever know if he made contact? Will the at-bat EVER END?
Phew! What a relief. He's off to first base.
Must've made contact.
Although he doesn't appear to be too happy about it.
Even if it looks fake.
OK, that's all the time I've got.
Geronimo's out of here.
And so am I.