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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Boog Powell, 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #84

My younger sister's 26th birthday is today, which makes me...older than that. I've still got 16 months until the Big Three-Oh, however, so there's no sense in crying about it. Since March 24 is a day practically devoid of Birdland Births, I'll commemorate this special day with the greatest #26 to ever wear the orange and black. Incidentally, one of the many specialty menu items that will be introduced at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in a few weeks will be a double-sized Boog's BBQ sandwich, so there's one more reason to get excited about the 2011 season.

Elizabeth is my only sibling, and I'm grateful that we've stayed close into our adulthood. We always laugh when we're together, and we've even found common ground in sports, which I never would have imagined. She's a hometown loyalist all the way, which makes sense when you consider the popularity and recent successes of the Ravens and Capitals (the latter being the closest thing to an area hockey team that she has). But to root for the Orioles, who haven't fielded a winner since she was 12 and haven't won a World Series in her lifetime, takes true dedication and stubbornness. I can tell you that she has both in spades. So happy birthday, sis. May the O's give you more of a reward for your fandom this year.


Commishbob said...

Happy Birthday to Kevin's sister!

Boog Powell cards always remind me of Chuck Thompson..."Bats from the left side, does Boog Powell." I miss Chuck Thompson.

Kevin said...

Bob - Do you get to listen to any O's games in Houston, online or otherwise?

Commishbob said...

No Kevin, I don't. I know there is some sort of mlb radio package but I don't have it. I think my Sirius radio will have them because I have the extended sports XM package. I'll look into that.

Funny you should bring that up. The very first year I had cable down here, the summer after my wife and I bought this house, the Oriole cable network (MSN?) was on my box for absolutely no reason. It began with a preview weekend at the end of spring training in '84 and stayed on for two years.

When I lived in New Jersey in the 60s WBAL came in clear as a bell every night. I just needed to have the kitchen radio turned the right way and I was in heaven.