Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Guys I Wish Would Have Made It #1

Poring over a stack of 2005 Topps Updates & Highlights cards, I came across a young buck who never made it past double-A.
2005 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH308 Jayce Tingler*

You gotta love a guy who reminds you of something you might buy form a gas station men's room for seventy-five cents. And with a name like that, the adult entertainment industry seemed a more natural fit. Alas, Tingler ended up managing the 2010 AZL Rookie League Rangers. He was replaced for the 2011 season by 17-year minor league veteran Henry Ortiz. No word on Tingler's whereabouts since 2010.

*(Not to be confused with the 1959 film The Tingler, which was accompanied in some theatres by Percepto, an electrical buzzer system attached to the underside of seats.)

1 comment:

Johnny said...

I remember this guy I had the same card. Great name, Good news he was recently promoted to a coordinator within the Rangers minor league systems. Awesome stuff!