Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Melvin Mora, 2007 Topps Allen and Ginter #109

Much like the entire state of Maryland, Melvin Mora is blanketed in white. In fact, with over 60 inches of snow having fallen in just two months and the latest forecasts calling for another foot or two in the next two days, my home state is going to blow away its previous record for the most snow-heavy winter. Officially speaking, there is another six weeks to the season and many of us are close to begging for mercy. This place is looking more like Colorado - Melvin's new baseball home.

Speaking of changing places, Stacey at Camden Chat spent her snowed-in weekend writing (among other posts) a summary of the members of the 2009 O's that have already moved on to greener...well, let's just say other pastures. Let's just say that the majority of the list defines the phrase "addition by subtraction". Sean Henn, we barely knew ye.

If you're in Maryland (or anywhere that has been beset by snow and ice), I hope you're only leaving home when absolutely necessary and that you're taking all possible precautions when you do so. Hopefully you've got electricity wherever you are and you're not having to read this on your phone. I made it safely to my girlfriend's house in Calvert County on Friday afternoon before the snow really started sticking, and tonight (following 72 hours of movie watching, fine comfort food dining, and *ugh* snow shoveling) I returned home no worse for wear...though Route 301 is still in horrendous shape.

Well, if we do get besieged again tomorrow, I'll be staying home this time. So you'll be reading a bit more from me than you did over the weekend.


FreeTheBirds said...

You have quite a way of tying together your O's card with whatever is going on, like this weather. Melvin Mora, who is heading to Colorado, on a card blanketed in white in the middle of a blizzard. Nicely done! Myself, I can't stop watching the MLB channel and dreaming of summer days.

Kevin said...

FTB - Thank you! I'll admit to watching highlights of the 1972 All Star Game the other day. I'm getting that twinge...