Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mickey Weston, 1990 Topps MLB Debut #137

I can only imagine the relief that Mickey Weston felt when the Orioles called him up to make his major league debut twenty years ago. It was the eighth year of pro ball for the Mets' 12th-round draft pick from 1982. He was 28 years old in 1989, just a year older than I am now. Of course, relief is what I'm feeling now that I've just been offered - and accepted - a new job, after four years and four months in my current position. This is a fresh start for me: more security, higher pay, plenty of opportunity for advancement, and (gloriously) a shorter commute. I've given my notice, and in two weeks I will trade in my job in the publishing industry for a government post. I'm optimistic about the future. What do you say, Mickey?

7 comments:

Commish said...

Congratulations, Kevin!!!! Sounds like a great move.

Andy said...

Congrats, man. I think your commute has been killing ALL of us.

shanediaz82 said...

Congrats Kevin! Best of luck in the new job.

mmosley said...

Congrats! Do you by any chance have an extra Weston card? I need one for my 1-of-every-Met collection.

Kevin said...

Thanks, all! Oh, and Chris - I happen to have an extra 1990 UD Mickey Weston. I'll email you to get your address.

drew said...

Kevin - Congratulations. How refreshing it is to here someone use the words "government" and "optimistic about the future" together.

William said...

Kevin Brotzman for President '20.