An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Chris Davis, 2013 Topps Update All-Star Stitches #ASR-CD
Sometimes I feel like the ups and downs of a 162-game baseball season are going to give me whiplash. Mere hours after I lamented Steve Pearce's inability to deliver a timely grand slam in Monday night's loss to the Rays, Chris Davis blasted an 0-2 pitch from Erik Bedard (remember him?) that clanked off of the left field foul pole for a grand slam, giving the Orioles a 5-0 lead in the third inning of last night's game. Of course, the O's rarely make things easy (and fine, I guess their opponents get some of the credit), so within three innings Tampa Bay had whittled that big lead down to 5-4. Enter Pearce himself, who parked a Brad Boxberger pitch over the left field fence in the seventh inning for two big insurance runs. Ultimately the Birds won 7-5 thanks in large part to a grand slam and a Steve Pearce home run. You can't always get what you want, but when you do, it sure is wonderful.
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.