Tag Archives: baseball — what a dull pastime

In The Cards For Spring 2013

Disclaimer: The following contains questionable opinions, terrible Batman impersonations, and a Matt Wieters (pronounced ‘wee-terz’) – sized hole in the lineup. Went to the ballgame last Saturday; had to get there early.  The Golden Boy, for some reason, wanted to … Continue reading

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The Hills Are Alive

I’d post more often, but mercy day I’m tired.  The only people that check out the Hive of the Hee-Hawg are weirdos who are brought here by search engines and, I’m guessing, want to learn more about Rick Camp, whose … Continue reading

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The Weird Orioles Season That Just Happened; Sports Dad

Well, that was a strange baseball season for Orioles fans.  Which I nominally am. I’m pretty sure I quit caring about them when they ran Eddie Murray out of town.  They went from first to third between 1983 to 1984 and … Continue reading

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Portraits of the Dead Ball Era: Seven Steers In Tibet

“When the chimes end, Colonel, try and shoot me.  Just try.” Well, I guess clothes do make the man.  Dick Davis looks less like Dick Doofus in his funny Pittsburgh Pirates hat than he does in his Milwaukee Brewers hat.  … Continue reading

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Portraits of the Dead Ball Era: Memo From Human Resources, Use Your Six Days With Care

The 1981 Donruss cards.  A standard of hideousness.  The colors are off; and they’re often blurry.  It’s possible the problem was just the use of printer’s inks that were unsuitable for the card stock they were printed on.  It’s also … Continue reading

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Portraits of the Modern Dead-Ball Era: Five Fingers of Ball Death

Sooo, the Golden Boy has inherited another card collection; this time, from my brother-in-law.  There’s a little bit of overlap between our collections; mine spans mainly 1981-1983, and his spans mostly 1983-1986.  Three years is about as much baseball as … Continue reading

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Portraits of the Dead Ball Era, Chapter IV: A New Hope

In the dying weeks of winter in 1981,  I’d gotten a Dynamite magazine with baseball cards inserted in it.  They were actual Topps 1980 baseball cards, except that they were still on the same sheet.  The perforations separating them were … Continue reading

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