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By Jon Maxfield aka DnJcards
In sports, it seems that age is almost as powerful as on field/ice/court play, even more so in a physical contact sport like Football or Ice Hockey. Age determines your selling point on a free agency market/trading market, it determines when you’re supposed to retire. Without exaggeration age is about as important to sports as your talent level. Whether it’s “Completely full of potential” young age of 18-23 years old, the “They’re at their potential, we know what to expect” age of 24-33 years old, the “past their prime, still able bodied” age of 34-36 years old, More >
By David Rudick aka Rudickulous
Chalk up another career ruined by the phenomenon known as steroids. You heard correctly folks, the world of sports was shocked once again, disappointed from the news concerning Melky Cabrera. Cabrera, an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants was in the process of having a breakout season and preparing for a big payday due to becoming a free agent this offseason. Unfortunately though, not only did he test positive for testosterone, but he even attempted to cover his own tracks by creating a fake website in an effort to protect himself from embarrassment. Now Cabrera is More >
By Peter McCabe aka 74Razor
No matter how much I rubbed my forehead the headache just wasn’t going away. I thought I read somewhere that if you rubbed hard enough your body would release a natural painkiller. Wasn’t this supposed to get rid of headaches? Or was it a lime that you needed to rub against your forehead? Was that it? Wait, I don’t have a lime, so does it matter? No.
‘Iron Man has this face shield in his suit, which looks like a computer, that he uses when he flies.’ I knew my son didn’t lead me to the More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
NOTE: At the time of this article, R.A. Dickey sports a 14-2 record, a 2.83 ERA, and 147 K’s in 146.1 IP.
Before this season, you may have heard the name R.A. Dickey a few times. He finished 7th in the ERA race in 2010, with a mark of 2.84. He compiled a rather pedestrian 19-22 record in the previous 2 seasons, albeit with a sparkling ERA of 3.08. And yes, you probably had heard that coming into this season he was baseball’s lone remaining knuckleballer. But unless you are either a fan of Dickey himself, or a More >
Ever had one of those weeks where you realize you’re trying too hard get a trade done? Yeah me too. After some time away from the hobby, I was eager to again experience the rush that comes from making two collections better all at once.
My last trade left only good memories since it was two friends helping each other out with their PCs, netting me this card:
A modest card to most but significant because it’s my first multicolor jersey swatch of Martin St. Louis.
But instead of finding my stride, I spent the better part of my return trying to More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
Have you ever heard of George Watkins? Sounds a lot like a local Congressman, or maybe a long time television actor, right? Well, unless you guessed rookie ballplayer for the 1930 St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, you would be dead wrong.
Why am I bringing up a pre-war ballplayer with fewer than 900 career games played? Because until Mike Trout this year, no other rookie since 1901, playing in more than 80 games had put up these video game type numbers: .350+ AVG, .410+ OBP, .600+ SLG, and 15+ HRs. That’s 112 years of history, More >