Found May 15, 2012 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
Continuing on with the 2012 Card Draft # 1 funded pickups, I snagged yet another 2009 UD A Piece Of History hit of Russel Martin. This is without a doubt my favorite of the bunch, and it's just remarkably sick.Numbered 02/35, this ridiculously awesome patch comes from the "o" on the front of a road Dodgers uniform, if my sleuthing is not incorrect. Part of me is curious to find out if the whole "o" is there and just hidden by the relic window, but I have no desire to dismantle the card and find out. This beauty, the newest addition to my Russ PC, ran me a paltry $6.50 delivered via eBay. This sweeeeet patch brings my Martin Collection to 199 unique cards, and the next posted PC pickup will be a HUGE one in a number of ways.Until then....

New York Yankees: Trusting Hughes too soon

Other than the New York Yankees winning their second series in a row over the weekend vs. the Mariners, once again it seems that pitcher Phil Hughes has managed to keep his spot in the starting rotation. I will be the first to admit that Hughes pitched better in his last two starts, which were against the Royals and the Mariners. Just so you know all the facts, here are the stats...

Kemp expected to return May 29

SAN DIEGO -- Matt Kemp is expected to be ready to play again when he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on May 29, according to trainer Sue Falsone. That is our goal, Falsone said. Kemp was placed on the disabled list Monday with a strained left hamstring. The next day, Kemp received an injection of platelet-rich plasma. He had blood drawn and spun to isolate...

Ethier makes first start as a center fielder

Given that Matt Kemp followed up his National League MVP runner-up season with a blistering start to the 2012 campaign, it's safe to say the Dodgers will have a hard time replacing their All-Star center fielder. Kemp, hitting .359 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI on the season, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained left hamstring. For the vast majority of...

David Robertson Injury Means An Average Bullpen

If David Robertson hadn't been so mediocre in the two save attempts he made last week, I'd be way more upset about his injury. I had been in the Robertson As Closer Camp before he started closing and was willing to keep camping out after he blew his second save opportunity. But now that he has gone on the 15-day DL for that strained left oblique, it's easy for me to...

Minors Wrap-up: Betances Struggles Again; Hall Lights Out for Thunder

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-6338\">Toledo 8, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Dellin Betances’...

Game 37: Offense, Kuroda Struggle

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-6383\"> New York Yankees 1 — Toronto Blue Jays 8   Three home runs defeated Kuroda in tonight’s 8-1 loss to the...

Pettitte’s Return A Mixed Bag For Yankees

After a year away from the game and a handful of minor league tune-up starts, Andy Pettitte officially returned to the Yankees on Sunday. His pitching line was nothing to write home about — 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K — and he ultimately took the loss against the light-hitting Mariners. All four runs came on a pair of two-run homers, including a line drive shot by Justin...

USC takes over day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles Coliseum. Has Pat Hayden become the top administrator in college sports?

Move over Jeremy Foley. Take a seat Mal Moore. DeLoss Dodds, get the hell out of the way. There’s a new king of college football athletic administrators. His name is Pat Hayden, he works at USC and- on his way to taking over the world- he once again hit pay dirt yesterday for the Trojans athletic department. That move? USC is officially taking over the day-to-day operations of...

New York Yankees Win Over Baltimore Orioles, but May Have Lost Another Starter to Injury

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 8-5 on a rainy night at Camden Yards.   In the beginning of spring training, once Andy Pettitte announced he was coming back, everyone was saying the Yankees have seven starters for five positions. Well, the old saying is you can never have enough pitchers. The Yankees are finding that out when New York Yankee starter Ivan ...

Can the Yankees overcome the loss of Mariano Rivera?

These fans don't seem to be confident.

David Aardsma Has Begun Throwing Sliders

The rehabbing right-hander had been limited to fastball-only bullpen sessions for the past couple of weeks, but he’s beginning to take significant steps forward. Aardsma, who underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July, could be a candidate to join the Yankees’ bullpen before this year’s All-Star break.  If Aardsma can comeback to contribute by mid-season,...
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