Saturday, April 22, 2006

Rally!!! Rally!!!

Here we are again. Bottom of the 6th with Ledee on 2nd after a RBI blop double to centerfield. Three different bodies went after it, but they crashed into a might heap! 5-4. Dodgers are on the verge of coming back. New pitcher up to face Furcal.

Man... I love Baseball. No better time of year!!

T5 Pinkerton

I thought I would share a recent purchase. This is a T5 Pinkerton Cabinet card of Hall of Famer Chief Bender. This was made in the 1900's. Its in pretty rough shape, but is one of my fvorite cards.

Charles Albert Bender was born in 1884 in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. He was 18 years old when he played his first game on April 20, 1903 for the Philadelphia Athletics. A team he would spend most of his career with. We just passed his 103rd anniversary in the big leagues.

Bender appeared in 5 World Series Championships. Three of those teams brought home the title. Chas Bender was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1953.

Jay- Dee-Drew Jay-Dee-Drew

Dodgers win 6-3 on the back of "please stay healthy" JD Drew. A leadoff homer and bloop two run single spark a strong showing by the Dodgers. Odalis said, "You know, if he's healthy, he's going to hit." You betcha big man. Perez is now 3-0 and Saito has shown himself to be a experienced relief pitcher capable of completing any job handed to him. Saito may end up being the difference this year for the backup staff. All I can say is lets see it again tonight.

Nomar will get the start tonight as Loney heads to AAA Las Vegas. This is probably the most important time in Loney's career. He can use this recent opportunity to start at firstbase as a learning tool. He ends up hitting a respectable .225 with excellent defense. Now, I know. "Respectable?" Yes. Although he didn't wow us with 350 ft homeruns, he did show us he is capable of doing much better. I think he has the smarts and skills to use this learning experience as a tool to success. I look forward to him plugging up firstbase in the future.