Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I had no idea what this card looked liked before I traded for it on Beckett but I am really diggin' it. The original 1990 set is pretty much worthless but this set really looks good now and it helps bring back the past as well. 2013 Topps Archives Gold #165 Stephen Strasburg /199.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Great looking card. I love the way the blue just pops. 2009 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractors #10 Ichiro Suzuki /150.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
This dude has been fairly hot lately. I hope he continues on that trend. 2010 Bowman Sterling Refractors #50 Brett Wallace /199.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Saw him pitch and really liked what I saw so I had to pickup a few cards of him.
2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Aspirations #21 Tyler Skaggs /200
2010 Topps Pro Debut Blue #57 Tyler Skaggs /259
2012 Bowman Platinum Prospects Green Refractors #BPP42 Tyler Skaggs /399
2013 Topps Silver Slate Blue Sparkle Wrapper Redemption #173 Tyler Skaggs
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
This is really bad. Shame on ESPN for this. Article directly from Yahoo website.
Yes, that ESPN screenshot really does list Nagiru Hiramatsu's favorite singer as "Wandai Wrection." If you've never heard of Mr. Wrection, well, it's because he actually doesn't exist.
On the other hand, One Direction is an actual band made up of actual English and Irish boys. You may have also never heard of it, but rest assured that it does exist and it was presumably the group that Hiramatsu named in a heavy accent to some poor sapproducer who then took a guess at his or her own spelling without asking the Japanese teenager to clarify.
Why would the producer do that? Well, my best guess is that said producer never imagined that his or her career would entail asking Little League baseball players about their favorite music and so he or she just scribbled something down without any further questions because who watches ESPN's endless coverage of Little League baseball anyway?
Turns out a lot of people do. "Wandai Wrection" zoomed across Twitter on Monday night, landing on sites like Deadspin and Awful Announcing while reminding people of the recent pilot names snafu on KTVU. While it may not have been as woefully ignorant as reporting that a pilot was named "Sum Ting Wong," this lost in translation moment is still worth a forehead slap or two.