Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Brady Anderson, 2001 Upper Deck Reserve #36

Here's the first selection from the Mystery Box O'Wonder that reader William/Zach (a man of many names) sent earlier this week. It's a well-known fact that Brady Anderson has kept himself in outstanding shape as he nears age 50. However, in this late-career photo, his age is showing a bit. There's something about the sharp angle of those sideburns, the lines on his face, and that sideways leer that makes him look like somebody's lecherous uncle. Sure, everybody wants a piece of you when you're in your twenties, hitting homers and stealing bases, and 90210 is still culturally relevant. The next thing you know, you're 37, your team is in the tank, and your OPS is in the low .600s. Baseball is a young man's game. It's cruel, but it's true.

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