An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Jim Palmer, 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen #7
Tonight the Orioles lost a clunker of a game from the sound of it; thankfully, I had other plans. But my Twitter timeline tells me that Jim Palmer at least was in rare form. He spent much of the evening roasting home plate umpire Laz Diaz over his Post-It Note-sized strike zone. Even better, when Boston starter Clay Buchholz hit Adam Jones with a pitch, Palmer not-so-subtly suggested that Dustin Pedroia or David Ortiz should be expecting a fastball to the Achilles in the near future. Jim Palmer may be 66 years old, but he's still throwing smoke.
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.