Thursday, July 2, 2009

2009 Card of the Year Frontrunner

2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee #558 Moments -- February 24, 2008 -- Michael Young

The ennui of Spring Training has already begun to set in. You're arguably the most complete player on your team, but you lack any sleeve-length tattoos, so even your local media might not know who you are. The energy drink you just downed has only slightly begun to kick in on the right side of your body, leaving the left in a state of uninterrupted slumber. A little slice of what we like to call... the pre-season.

Michael Young is probably the perfect guy to select for this card. I'd have to be honest and say that if he sat down at the table next to mine at a restaurant, I probably wouldn't recognize him, whereas, if he entered a Dallas-area establishment, a crowd would gather and a buzz might be be felt about the room. Does your team have a guy like this, a solid player who has not yet achieved stardom and would likely go unrecognized in an area outside of his local fan-base?

1 comment:

Lonestarr said...

That's right up there with the 2/3-asleep Robinson Cano I pulled from my pack of '09 Heritage last night, probably even better.