Monday, February 28, 2011

Mabeus... Mabeus Not

This card made its way to me via White Sox Cards in a trade for some Frank Thomas Promotional Sample Cards.

2006 Topps '52 Rookies #52S-CM Chris Mabeus AUTO

It's generally not a good sign if your first MLB appearance is the same date as you last MLB appearance. Chris ended his career with an ERA over 20, which is a shame. Guys like him should get a chance to work off a few points, maybe in exchange for community service. Man a concession stand each night of a three game series, knock a point off the career ERA. Something like that. It's not a sign of a bad player, just a guy who didn't get much of a chance to show his stuff.

Chris's name is actually a nice anagram for a character in a series of German expressionist films by Fritz Lang, Doctor Mabuse. I'm only versed in Lang as far as theory goes. I own a public domain copy of Metropolis, but have refused to watch it for several years after vastly improved versions have been released. Someday.

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