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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Jack Cust, 2004 Topps Total Silver #326
It must be an off-day if Jack Cust is the best I can muster. At age 33, the Three True Outcomes slugger is back in the minors, plying his trade for the Yankees' AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre club. He's still doing unmistakably Jack Cust-type things. There's the batting line of .281/.429/.494 with 9 homers and 29 RBI. Through 47 games, he's walked 41 times and struck out 64. So if Andruw Jones or Raul Ibanez pulls a hamstring, ol' Jack the Hack could be swinging from the heels in the Bronx. I'd make light of that situation, but Miguel Tejada, Joel Pineiro, J.C. Romero, and Lew Ford are all lurking at Norfolk in the O's organization.
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.