Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sox Or No Sox: 1-29-08

Let's play America’s newest sensation, Sox Or No Sox.

After the massive box break and contest earlier this evening, let's take time out for the simple joys of a pack opening game.

The rules are simple. We take one unopened pack of baseball cards that was randomly selected by yours truly. We then go through the pack card by card looking for those hard to find White Sox cards.

Our player in tonight's game is another 2007 Goudey pack. The pack contains 8 cards and features a smooth, yet gritty feeling wrapper. Very cool. Let's begin.

#1: Barry Zito – 13 – San Francisco Giants
Why did he get that big contract again?

#2: Trevor Hoffman – 97 – San Diego Padres
Great closer! 524 career saves.

#3: Felipe Lopez – 198 – Washington Nationals
Come to Felipe!

#4: Ray Durham – 110 – San Francisco Giants
The White Sox second baseman of the future… in San Francisco.

Halfway through the pack. An ex-Sox player, but no trap cards. Not too bad. It seems to be NL heavy and West Coast heavy. 4 cards left to go. Let’s see if we can get a White Sox card!

#5: Andruw Jones – 9 – Atlanta Braves
I’ve always liked Andruw. So does Ozzie Guillen. By Ozzie’s calculations, Andruw should have arrived in Chicago the same time he did.

#6: Todd Helton – 93 – Colorado Rockies
Todd is the first and only player in MLB history to have hit 35 or more doubles in at least 10 consecutive seasons.

#7: Brandon Webb – 113 – Arizona Diamondbacks
Webb had logged an Arizona Diamondbacks franchise record with 42 1/3 scoreless innings including three straight complete game shutouts.

#8: David DeJesus – 137 – Kansas City Royals
I’ve heard rumors that the Sox liked him. What’s with all the Royals players in the rumor mill attached to the Sox?

OK, our pack opening is complete. A pretty good selection here. No trap cards and no White Sox cards. Only one AL card. I wouldn’t mind if most of these guys ended up on the White Sox. Especially everyone in the second half of the pack.

So, that’s ½ point for each card in the pack.

Final score: 4 points

No White Sox cards in this game, but there's always next time on Sox Or No Sox.

1 comment:

P.J. said...

You're getting hosed!