Friday, August 13, 2010

Fan Pack Fridays: Minnesota Twins

Well, here's another Fan Pack Friday! This time it's the Minnesota Twins. This is what we got in the fan pack:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

2010 Opening Day #5: Ted Lilly

Ted Lilly started his career in 1999 with the Montreal Expos. He made his first major league start on September 19, against the Atlanta Braves. He got traded to the New York Yankees on March 17,2000 for Hideki Irabu. In 2002, he got traded to the Oakland Athletics, which also involved, Tigers Jeff Weaver to the New York Yankees, and Athletics Jemery Bonderman to the Tigers. He pitched for the A's in the division series in both 2002 and 2003.

He got traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 for Bobby Kiety. He also made to the All-Star-Game that same year too. He got kicked out of a game against one of his former teams the Oakland Athletics in 2006. He joined the Chicago Cubs on December 6,2006. He made to the All-Star-Game in 2009. He lost a no-hitter on June 13,2010 against the Chicago White Sox. Later on July 31, that year he and Ryan Theriot got traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Blake DeWitt.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pocket Schedule Sunday: 2009 Florida Marlins

I am doing Pocket Schedule Sunday almost every Sunday!

It has Jorge Cantu on the front. I like that. It has the promotions, my favorite is the Easter Egg hunt at Dolphis Stadium. It has the seating. It has the 2009 schedule. The home and away games have logos of the teams and are different colors for home and away. It's where you want to be!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

2010 Opening Day #4 Orlando Cabrera

Orlando Cabrera started his career in 1997 with the Montreal Expos. He got traded to the Boston Red Sox in a three-team trade in 2004 for Nomar Garciaparra and Doug Mientkiewiecz. He helped the team to victory in 2004, when he helped the Red Sox to the World Series. Then they traded him to the Anaheim Angels in 2005 for David Eckstien. In 2006, he got on base in 63 straight games.

In 2008, he got traded to the Chicago White Sox for Jon Garland. He helped the White Sox make it to the 2008 playoffs. He got traded to the Oakland Atheltics in 2009. He got traded in the same year to the Minnesota Twins for cash conversations and Tyler Landendorf. He then got traded to the Cincinnati Reds for 1 year, where is today.
His nickname is O-Cab.

This Week In Baseball: Christian Edition

I watch This Week in Baseball on Saturday, and this is my edition!

We leadoff with a home run hit by Milwaukee's Corey Hart. The Brewers tip the mug on
the Mets when they win 2-0.

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hit RBI's to help the Phillies go crazy to beat the Marlins 3-2.

David Ross helped the Braves beat the Pirates when he hit's his seconnd double of the season. The score was 7-3.

At Coors Field, Manny Ramirez goes past Mike Schimdt in the HR list. The Dodgers carry the Rockies, 5-4.

The Mariner's Cliff Lee struck out 10 Angels, Milton Bradley drives 3 runs, and Jose Lopez hits his second homer. The Mariners fish out the Angels 8-3.

The voting leaders for the All-Star game are the Twins catcher Joe Mauer in the American League and Cardinals first baseman in the National League.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fan Pack Fridays: Seattle Mariners

Hello, it's me again.
For Friday Ballpark Fun, we are doing Fan Pack Fridays. This week, we are doing the 2009 Seattle Mariners. In 2009, many teams sent me Fan Packs through the mail. The Mariners sent this pack in August 2009. Here is what they sent:

First, the Mariners sent me a 2009 schedule.

Some great stickers of the Mariner Moose and Ichiro

Six Seattle Mariner baseball cards. One is of Dave Niehaus the Mariners announcer - I have never seen an announcer card.

Here is a sheet of Safeco Field, on the back are games. My favorite is the Sudoku.

Here is a poster of Branden Morrow, Ken Griffey and Felix Hernandez. Morrow is not with the Mariners any more.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy my Fan Pack; another one will come next Friday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 Opening Day # 3 Clayton Kershaw and update

I was away on a couple of days playing baseball. My team is the Cubs [like Derrek Lee I posted from last post], and we won! I had three hits and scored three runs.
And now the first pitcher! Clayton Kershaw's uncle was the man who discovered Pluto [the planet not the dog]! He started his career in 2008 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and is their best pitcher. He pitched his first famous curveball in a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox. He made his debut in 2008 against the St. Louis Cardinals. Clayton led the Dodgers to the National League Playoffs the last two seasons.

Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 Opening Day #2: Derrek Lee

Derek Lee started his career a long time ago in 1997 with the San Diego Padres. He got traded to the Florida Marlins in 1998. When he was with the Marlins, he led the Marlins to their second World Series victory in 2003. He got traded to the Chicago Cubs for Hee-seop Choi. He was the best NL hitter in 2005. He made it to the 2006 World Classic. He also led the Chicago Cubs to their 1st place finish in 2008. I have four different Derrek Lee cards and this one makes five.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

2010 Opening Day #1: Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder started his career in 2005 with the Milwaukee Brewers. His father played baseball too. His name was Cecil Fielder. Prince did get better than Cecil. He was in a McDonald's commericial in 1992. His team lost in the 2008 playoffs against the Philidelphia Phillies. But in 2009, he won the 2009 Home Run Derby. He beat Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers with Brewer Ryan Braun's bat. Whenever he hits a walkoff homerun, he tumbles all [not all] the Brewers when he puts his arms straight out at home plate and the Brewers fall except himself. The Brewers won't get tumbled this year if he hits a special home run this year on a special day.


Welcome Baseball Fans!

With this blog, you will be reading the efforts of likely the youngest baseball blogger on the internet, my 8-year old son, Christian.

My previous efforts have been over at the 1980 Topps Baseball, a site that my son has been looking over my shoulder on. He has provided many ideas and thoughts that have found their way into my blog.

When he announced earlier this weekend that he would like a blogger site too, this site was born.

My efforts on this blog will be minimal. I don't plan on any making any posts after this one. I will help him with scanning photos and posting links here and there, but the ideas and text will be all his. He will be starting with his 2010 Topps Opening Day set, but I am sure that things will deviate in other directions.

As always, any words of encouragement, suggestions or critiques will be helpful as we move forward.

Thanks again for following along.....