Found March 30, 2012 on
Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
Short-printed and colored parallels are some of my favorite cards, especially when combined with a card that is already chromed out. They're not always cheap, but when they can be had for a great deal, they make for some of the most enjoyable pickups and maildays. Luckily, Russell Martin is an affordable player to (super)collect.From 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft comes this sweeeeet orange parallel /25, which I snagged for 99 cents plus shipping ($3.49 delivered). There's actually a copy on COMC for three bucks, but I'm more than happy to have it in-hand for a paltry forty-nine cents more.Numbered 06/25, it's my newest Martin as I near the 200 unique card mark. I miss Russ....
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
There was a divide with New York Yankees fans earlier in the year when it was announced that stud hitting prospect Jesus Montero was being traded to the Mariners for Michael Pineda. While Pineda was 5th in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, his end of the season was less than stellar, while the call up of Montero went swimmingly well. He showed Yankee fans his quick bat speed...
So reports indicated that Michael Pineda is pitching for a rotation spot today. What I thought was a silly media meme to make it through the demands of spring training news content has become a reality.
Apparently the velocity concerns of the media are also shared by the Yankees. Despite the wicked slider and changeup, the 89-93 mph fastball is concerning the brass.
I always hate...
The New York Yankees are back in Tampa, as they take on the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. David Phelps will get the start tonight for the Yankees. Jason Hammel will get the start for the Orioles. New York Yankees (13-10) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson DH Alex Rodriguez 3B Mark Teixeira 1B [...]
New York Yankees 11 — Houston Astros 9 Five home runs helped power the Yankees to an 11-9 win over the Houston Astros in today’s game. Robinson Cano and Raul Ibanez each hit a two-run home run in the 5th inning to play a role in the win. Prospect Dante Bichette Jr. also [...]
Mariano Rivera kneeled in his spring training clubhouse and stretched out flat on the floor, his white No. 42 - matching his age - pressed to the gray carpet. He stretched his right foot out and slowly drew it back over his left shoulder. He switched sides and then swung both legs over his head at the same time.
Writhing for about 10 minutes, he looked more like a contortionist...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Robinson Cano and Raul Ibanez each had two-run homers, 19-year-old Dante Bichette Jr. connected on the first two pitches he saw this spring and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 11-9 in a game Saturday shortened to eight innings by rain.
The Yankees and Astros combined for nine home runs.
Jordan Lyles, bidding for one of two open spots in the...
VS Angels Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, and new face Bregje Heinen on the set of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez' home in Miami as they shot a commercial with Transformers...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com