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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wei-Yin Chen, 2015 Donruss #57

When this unlicensed card from Panini hit the shelves last year, Wei-Yin Chen was indeed a member of the Baltimore Baseball Club, better known as the Orioles...at least to anyone who is not a sentient robot masquerading as a human. But as of yesterday, the man I call "Weentsy" is now collecting his paychecks from the Miami Baseball Club. You know, the Marlins. I'll miss his under-the-radar competence, and I'll never forget his winning effort in Game Two of the 2012 ALDS - the Birds' first home playoff win in 15 years, and the first postseason game I ever had the good fortune to see in person. Chen closes the door on his four-year Baltimore tenure with a strong 46-32 record, a 3.72 ERA (110 ERA+), and 3.18 strikeouts for every walk. Best wishes for the Taiwanese lefty...especially when he's facing the Nationals.

4 comments:

Roy Wan said...

Although all Asians may looks the same for you, but he is a Taiwanese......

night owl said...

With the lack of logos, Panini could use that same image for his Marlins card next year and nobody would know the difference.

Zach said...

It only took you about 2,700 posts, but you finally made a mistake! Unless you've been feeding us half-truths all along. I'm starting to wonder if Jim Palmer's real nickname is actually "Pies," not "Cakes" as you say.

Kevin said...

Roy - Yikes! An honest mistake, I assure you, as I was rushing to publish before bed. Thank you for correcting me.

Night Owl - Very true. It's also true because I don't know that anyone is buying Panini.

Zach - Trust me, I make plenty of mistakes. I always know when my mother has been reading the blog, because she'll send me proofreading notes. ;)