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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Tommy Hunter, 2015 Topps Orioles Team Set #BO-16
At the rate I'm going, I'll have the entire team set posted by the end of the season. Anyhow, the Orioles parted ways with Tommy Hunter just before last Friday's 4:00 pm trade deadline, sending him to the Cubs in exchange for outfielder Junior Lake. It was a move that created more roster flexibility for the club, and Hunter's $4.65 million price tag was pretty high for a middle reliever, but that doesn't mean that he won't be missed. He played the role of gregarious meathead pretty well, as you might expect of somebody with the Twitter handle @TommyGoesBOOM. Last year there was a between-innings "Ask an Oriole" video feature on the Camden Yards scoreboard with most of Tommy's teammates picking him as the player most likely to be thrown out of a nice restaurant...it ended with him matter-of-factly agreeing. He also gave me - and thousands of other O's fans - a fantastic memory when he secured the final out of the team's AL East Divison-clinching win last year. Afterward, he celebrated in style. Good luck in Chicago, Tommy.
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.