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Monday, September 30, 2013
Aubrey Huff, 2008 Bowman Chrome #126
Here's a tip of the cap to the Tampa Bay Rays, our fellow brothers in Aubrey Huff, who will square off with the Texas Rangers tonight in the first of two sudden-death playoff games in the American League. The Rays and Rangers finished the regular season tied for the second and final wild-card slot in the junior circuit, with each club posting a 91-71 record. It'll be 2012 Cy Young Award winner David Price taking the mound for the Rays, to be opposed by Texas' relatively untested 22-year-old lefty Martin Perez. Coincidentally, I just had dinner with my wife and her oldest sister, who is visiting from the Tampa area on business. Throughout the season, we traded a bit of good-natured trash talk about the Orioles and Rays, though she will still never be able to convince me that she actually enjoys watching games in that dingy Costco with Astroturf that passes for a ballpark in St. Petersburg. May the best team win tonight!
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.