Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Win It For Them

One game.

One chance for the Royals to finish this great season tonight with an incredible flourish.

One chance to win it for all those to have loved this team and worked over the years to make it what it is.  Win it for them.

Win it for Mike Sweeney - who gave the Royals everything he had, even when it clearly wasn't enough.

Win it for Billy Butler - who saw us through some lean years but is hitting in the heart of the order in the most-important game of his life.

Win it for Frank White - whose analysis on the broadcasts rekindled my wife's love of baseball and eased her conversion from an Angels fan to a Royals fan.

Win it for all the KC fans spread across the country - the small contingent who show up for road games in places like Anaheim, San Diego, and Seattle to cheer on the team they love.

Win it for Sung Woo Lee - who loved this team from across the globe.

Win it for all the guys who contributed this year, but aren't on the WS roster - Colon, Chen, Hendricks, Crow, Ibanez, and Giavotella.

Win it for those players that hustled for teams who could never catch a break - David DeJesus, Joakim Soria, Kevin Appier, Gil Meche, Joe Randa, Mark Teahen, and John Buck.

But most of all, win it for my son, James - who saw his first live KC game this past Memorial Day, wore his Alex Gordon shirt for preschool picture day, and snuggles up to me on the couch to catch an inning or two every night before bedtime.  I can assure you, there will be no bedtime enforcement tonight. 


Monday, September 29, 2014

My Boys

Tuesday night - one game.
The first KC playoff game I've seen.
Whatever happens, Royals, you made me smile this year.
Thank you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"The Curt Flood Guy"

I hope nobody trying to finish the 1964 Topps set is still looking for the Curt Flood card.  You're gonna have to compete with this guy.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ton of Bricks - The Randoms

Last year, before I moved and before the new baby was born, I had a bomb dropped on me.  That bomb was the inaugural "Ton of Bricks" package sent out by Wes at Jaybarkerfan's Junk.  This was not one PWE.  This was not one bubble mailer.  This was a MEDIUM FLAT RATE BOX full of the best collecting stuff that I could possibly imagine.  I didn't have my scanner hooked-up yet, and knew that this Ton of Bricks would require a Ton of Posts about it.  Tonight, for the first time in 6 months, I've got my scanner running and knew I had to start this series.

Inside this box were 9 separate envelopes labeled as such:
1) "Some Randoms"
2) "Some Royals"
3) "Don't You Collect This Guy?"
4) "More Of The Guy I Think You Collect"
5) "Do You Know This Guy?"
6) "Now I'm Going To Toy With You"
7) "You May Want These"
8) "Do You Need This Card?"
9) "Hope This Is A Good Finish"

Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

I opened up the "Some Randoms" packet.  Minis....Ginter....Football...Politics...and one Padre (although not of the San Diego variety).  Here's a sampling of all the stuff he sent -- it was way too much to scan it all.

Some ships.

Some Presidents.

A mustache.

Governor Jack Markell -- he's still the current governor of Delaware.  This is my first Governor card.  I don't even have a Schwarzenegger yet!

America's Sweethearts.

 A couple of smarties.

Roller Derby????  Why.

I think more outfits should have epaulets.  Like pajamas and tank tops and stuff with epaulets.  Maybe find a way to put epaulets on pants.  I'd be for that.

Ski bunnies.  To the lodge!


TEBOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!  I still like him, even if his gig isn't on the field anymore.

And finally, the Padre:
JOCULARITY!!!!  I will count this as a boxing card.  Mulcahy had quite the tough jab.

 So, that's part 1 of 9.  It's gonna be a good ride.  JBF rocks.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Ike Knows Accounting

In the last post we saw that Bo Knows Shoes.  But he's not the only one who knows something -- consider Mr. Ike Harris.

1979 Topps Ike Harris - #257
Now Ike looks like your typical "dumb-jock," right?  Fast legs, but not too much going on upstairs?  Surely that's the case.  Let's check out the back of his card...

HE'S A CPA, BABY!!!!  Putting all that Iowa State book-learnin' to good use.

So if he's a WR and a CPA, that means he knows about:
  • Bubble Screens and Tax Liens
  • Hook-and-Go's and Cash Flows
  • Exercising and Amortizing
  • Acceleration and Depreciation
  • "Caught It!" and "Audit!"
We tip our cap to you, Ike Harris.  A real-man of genius.

(Are there any more good football/accounting rhymes that I missed?)

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