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Friday, September 28, 2012
Vintage Fridays: Eddie Murray, 1979 Topps #640
It has been suggested to me by a trusted advisor that I should keep the good vibes going by posting Eddie Murray cards for the foreseeable future. Wednesday's card coincided with a 12-2 blowout win and a team-record-tying seven home runs. Yesterday brought another Eddie post, losses by three of the four teams whose postseason hopes are intertwined with ours (Yankees, A's, and Angels...but those darn Rays won again), and hey, the Ravens even won an ugly, rain-soaked home game. Tonight the Orioles kick off their final home series of the regular season against the Red Sox. That's the fourth-place Red Sox, some of whom undoubtedly remember having their postseason hopes dashed right here at Camden Yards one year ago tonight. I'm sure they'd dearly like to flip the script, although it's just as likely that many of them just want to go home after an often-miserable six month season. But there's no time for the O's to let their guard down. Chris Tillman tries to further establish his bonafides, with first pitch at 7:05. I'll be watching...and I suspect that Eddie will too.
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.