Wednesday, August 29, 2007

1981 Topps Tournament -- Round of 16, Match 2

Let me start today's matchup by referring any new readers to my August 28 posting, wherein the rules of the 1981 Topps Tournament are explained. Keep in mind that you can post a vote on any head-to-head competition before the current round is over. That way, if you miss a day you can always go back and vote for the best card.

Seed #2 Dennis Eckersley (#620)

Dennis, you are a stud. Not only did you pitch 17 complete games in 1979, but you also achieved a hairstyle young girls all over this great nation can only dream of. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Carl Yastrzemski refused to talk to you in the locker room. Well done, sweet, valiant prince.

Seed #15 Joe Strain (#361)

"Creepy" is the first word that comes to mind with this card. While I'm sure that Strain was a nice guy, well-regarded by his teammates, kept things on an even keel...there's just something about the look on his face that screams "child molester." I'll keep my fingers crossed that he never cruised the neighborhoods of San Francisco with a bag of lollipops and Barbie dolls on the front passenger seat. After all, a guy who can be similarly compared to other batters with names like "Spook Jacobs" and "Pee-Wee Wanninger" on can't be all bad, right?

Alright, let's hear your verdict!


--David said...

I gotta go with Dennis - big hair, big 'stache, former Triber...

dayf said...

I can't vote for someone with a pedosmile. Eck.

Steve said...


Jesse said...

Eckersley Osmond.