Archive for Bud Selig

The Face of Major League Baseball

Posted in Icon-O-Clasm, Instagram Portraits with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Cardboard Icons

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World Series: Praying For Resolution

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Something just isn’t right about the way this World Series is going. I’m a die-hard baseball fan but have not watched an entire game. Shame on me, I know, but there are other priorities in my life, such as keeping my pregnant wife happy. She’s already sat through 11 postseason games this month, all of the ones in which the Red Sox played, so I could not put her through an entire World Series, especially one in which the two teams are those that we do not have a vested interest.

But Monday night I decided to tune in and watch what could have been the deciding game. As it turned out all I saw was a public shower.

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Card of the Day: 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco rookie

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Before he sold his soul to the Devil Bud Selig, started turning tricks fighting former football players in Atlantic City, and claiming that Madonna wanted to have his child, Jose Canseco actually was a hell of a baseball player. In fact, he was almost worthy of the Hall of Fame. Canseco was the first man to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season (1988), has Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards to his name, owns (at least I think he still owns it) a championship ring and was one of the most feared sluggers in the game for nearly a decade. Continue reading