Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mike Morgan, 1989 Upper Deck #653

There's something about the bright sunlight casting shadows on Mike Morgan's flushed face that makes me believe that this photo was taken on a sweltering summer day. Just when a mostly-mild June was lulling me into a sense of complacency, yesterday the miserable extreme heat and humidity struck Baltimore. Technically, summer has just begun, which means that the next few months will bring this torment as often as not. I leave the house at 6:30 in the morning, and it's already hazy and uncomfortable. By midday, the temperature pushes triple digits. I walk outside, and the moisture in the air pushes back at me. Once I get home, I shut the door behind me and don't go back out unless it's absolutely necessary.

I'm incredibly grateful that I'll be getting out of town in about 36 hours to spend a week in Ocean City with my family. Breezes coming off of the water, no climbing into a stuffy car that's been baking in the sun, and cold beer and swimsuits instead of coffee and a dress shirt and tie. Just in the nick of time.

2 comments:

Commishbob said...

Have fun in OC. Have a Thrashers french fry for me. Just one, I'm watching my figure.

shlabotnikreport said...

I'd recently gone through a number of Upper Deck cards from the first couple of years, and I couldn't help but think "Wow, for a set that was a lot more expensive than the others at the time, there's a lot of crap photos in here."