Last night I had the pleasure of taking in a mid-week Brewer game. While the ticket price reads $1.00, I actually got in free of charge after my friend scored some complementary tickets from his dad. When I saw that the Braves were going to be our opponent, I got in touch with dayf to see if he wanted to place a friendly wager on the series. We agreed to an arrangement wherein the fan of the team that loses the three-game series sends the fan of the winner a pack. The rules stated that it has to be a pack of 2008 cards. Before game time, I headed off to the store and picked up a couple of packs. The one I'm risking will remain confidential until the end of the series, but I will be opening a few others as the games progress.
Things are looking good for me after the Brew Crew came out ahead in a 3-2 squeaker. It was the second game in a row that I attended during which Milwaukee won the game in the final at bat. Last night's hero: Bill Hall. He hit an 0-2 pitch to right for a single, advanced to second on a perfect bunt by Rickie Weeks, stole third without even soliciting a throw, and then sprinted home on a short sac fly by Mike Cameron, beating a pretty good throw. On the downside, lots of one-run victories are the hallmark of a bad team. We'll see what happens in the next two games.
Here's a for-kids pack I picked up.
Let's tear in.
Top to Bottom:
114 Ichiro (Off to a good start.)
179 Hank Blalock
246 Brian Bruney
49 Corey Hart (Sweet! Good player, bad entrance up-to-bat music. He approaches the plate with some really awful country crap that in no way gets me hype. A change is needed.)
133 Shawn Hill
69 Scott Dohmann (D'oh! Man!)
113 Richie Sexson (Always a disappointing pull.)
262 Willie Collazo RC
283 Josh Newman RC
SQ-5 Vladimir Guerrero Starquest (Although it's listed as a "common," I love the green.)
I hate to admit it, but that's a good-looking pack of cards. Upper Deck easily wins the kid demographic this year.