Orioles Card "O" the Day

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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sid Fernandez, 1994 Fleer Flair #253

Sid Fernandez was one of the best-known baseball players to come from Hawaii, the 50th state to join the United States of America. That's why he chose to wear #50 on his back throughout his career. Those are the kind of nuggets of uniform-number minutiae that I share on my NumerOlogy website, which chronicles the men behind the numbers in Oriole history. I've just given the site an update for the first time in nearly a year, because I am equal parts technologically impaired and prone to procrastination.

As I've mentioned, I found out last May that some unscrupulous person had hacked my site to redirect to malware sites. However, I was in the process of renovating and moving into my house, and I wasn't sure how to fix things. So I put it off...and put it off some more...and suddenly another baseball season was upon me. So I finally did what I should have done months ago and emailed the troubleshooting folks at my webhost. They responded the same day with a solution that was embarrassingly simple. One file in particular had been corrupted, and I needed only to reload it and set it to read-only. Done and done. I also logged the last season's worth of uniform number comings and goings. Now the 2011 season can truly start, and I feel like a proper dope.


Commishbob said...

Sid is of Portuguese decent and so am I. Sid is, well, kinda big and so am I. Sid loves golf and so do I. Sid one one game for the Astros and.... well that's only ONE more than I've won for them (but I was there for it). There our similarities end, though...the 'Stros paid Sid an absolute boatload of $$$ for that one win. They never paid me squat.

Kevin said...

Bob - Of course the O's gave Sid an even bigger boatload for the six whole wins THEY got out of him. Yuck.

Commishbob said...

Yeah, if the Astros had paid me anything maybe I could afford a spell/grammar checker. :-@

Jacob Trimmer said...

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