Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Marty Cordova, 2003 Donruss #92

One of the things that's a real treat about action shots taken at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is that you sometimes get a giant hot dog lurking in the distance. That blurry weiner behind Marty Cordova is of course the Esskay ad on the left side of the right field out-of-town scoreboard. Of course, scoreboards are getting more and more advanced all the time, and we now have full-color, high-definition video boards all over stadiums. Some teams put scoreboards directly on the outfield fence...like the Milwaukee Brewers. Today I was putting my 2010 Topps set in its binder when something struck me about Ryan Braun's card. Does that disembodied grinning face looming behind the Brew Crew's left fielder look familiar?It's Brian Roberts, don'tcha know. That's gotta be the most unique player cameo I've ever seen on someone else's card. This picture must have been taken the weekend of June 20-22, 2008, which was the last time that the Orioles and Brewers met in interleague play. By checking the box scores, I can narrow it down to the last two games of that series, as B-Rob didn't hit any balls to left field in Friday night's game. If anyone can narrow it down further, feel free. In the meantime, I'll be here wondering whether Braun made that catch under the watchful gaze of MechaRoberts.


William said...

It's like Olmec from "Legends of the Hidden Temple." I hope you get that reference. Kirk Fogg in the house!!

Anonymous said...

Any Oriole could've hit that ball to Braun, it didn't have to be Roberts.

Kevin said...

William - Oh, do I ever get that reference. How excruciating was it to watch those kids choke when they got to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey?

Anon - My assumption is that the video display shows only the current batter. At least that's how they do it at Oriole Park.

William said...

The head never went down properly! You'd have to jam it down so many times.

And let's stop beating around the bush: the Mayan temple guards? Straight pedophiles, man. You know it, I know it, Stone/Stanley know it.

Anonymous said...

The other Anon: Kevin's right. They have Roberts' face on because he is at bat.

Kevin said...

William - There's a reason that show isn't still on the air, and it's gotta be those guards. Bad touch.