Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mascot Power

I can't repeat enough how much I enjoy Gary's blog and his Infinite Baseball card set and descriptions. His site is a reason why the internet and blogs are so great. He masterfully combines art with history, and a passion for the game with stories that helped define that passion.

His most recent creation is one I think all Baseball fans should immediately go over to and check out. I mean it. Go over there right now. Gary introduces us to a Baseball mascot, Eddie Bennett, who is better known for his exploits with the powerful Yankees of the 1920's and 1930's, but also has his finger on a Dodger team. Below is a brief excerpt:
Somehow, Eddie had switched over to Brooklyn for the 1920 season and wouldn't you know it, Brooklyn wins the pennant that year. However, after winning 2 out of 3 games at home, the team left Eddie behind when they went on the road to play Cleveland and without their lucky charm were promptly lost 4 straight games and the series. A dejected and offended Eddie left the team in disgust.
Now, you need to go to his site for the rest of the story.

BTW, I had purchased his set some time ago, but have not gotten around to posting anything about. I promise I will do that as soon as possible.

1 comment:

  1. It would be cool if you can scan those set for us. It would be appreciated. We will wait for that.


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