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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Brady Anderson, 1999 Skybox Premium #120
It's been a big week for Brady Anderson. Yesterday was the former outfielder's 48th birthday (that's not a typo), and today he's been officially named Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations. Whew, that's a mouthful. Anyhow, it sounds like he'll have a lot of the same tasks that he'd already been doing, just on an organization-wide basis: player relations/development and conditioning. The Sun's Dan Connolly speculates that this places Brady pretty high on Dan Duquette's chain of command. I'm very much in favor of it. The career trajectory and injury history of most of the team's young pitchers certainly suggests that the Baltimore philosophy on conditioning could use an overhaul, and they could do much worse than this guy.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.