Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Metal Mania!

Why do the Rockies and Cubs hit their pitcher 8th? Wouldn't you want a better hitter to potentially bat more during the course of a game? I don't completely understand the strategy. I get you might get lucky and have speed at the bottom of the lineup and the top of the lineup to potentially create havoc but then you're making your 7th guy like the 8th guy and making him easy to pitch around to get the easy out on the pitcher spot. I don't agree with the strategy.

As I type this the Phillies should be wrapping up a win against the Marlins and Ryan Howard whacked his first HR of the season. Nice to see him get on the board and to take the lead!

This post does pertain to baseball and more importantly baseball cards. I had lamented earlier in the year not being able to win the silver framed cards because so many people were chasing them. Someone decided to unload the Phillies he collected and I was able to snag 4 of them for about 20 bucks!

He made a poor choice having the auction end about 5 minutes into the first episode of Game of Thrones.

Bastardo was part of a pretty solid bullpen last year. He is no longer on the Phillies, but the Phillies bullpen won't be the weakness of the team this year. Real solid 8th inning guy in Giles and Papelbon is still good despite his price tag.

Choooooch! Always a fan favorite but we'll see how many years he has left. I have a feeling they're going to let him, Howard and Utley go all at the same time to really end the Championship era. 

 Marlon's been a solid player most of his career whereever he has gone. He's had a fairly slow start in Cincy but I'd expect him to pick it up a bit. The guy always hustled. 

Here's a nice PC addition! I really hope Howard makes the Chrome cut this year so I have another rainbow to chase. If not, not 100% sure what I'll chase instead. We'll cross that bridge when it comes. In the meantime, the first few weeks of baseball season has been fun!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I love the silver frame cards, but have been having a tough time getting them at a good price. Right now I only have 1. Awesome cards!

    Here is a good article about the pitcher hitting 8th.http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/pitchers-batting-eighth-joe-maddon-tony-larussa-national-league-problems-041615

    1. Quite a good read, but basically its a worthless strategy is what I got out of it.