Thursday, January 17, 2013

Welcome to the Blue, Peter Moylan

As was announced yesterday, the Dodgers have signed former Atlanta Braves set-up man Peter Moylan to a minor league contract, via MLB Trade Rumors.  So, in celebration I decided to make a fantasy Baseball card of him.  I used a 1974 Topps design with a free agent signing bar at the bottom.  I also grabbed a unique photo from the All or Nothing Tattoo and Arts Studio online.  It features him showing off some wicked arm tats, and includes an interesting story on his body art.

Apparently, Moylan was teased about the slipshod tattoos that once graced his arms while a visiting relief pitcher in Philadelphia.  As Moylan said:
"Those guys are brutal in Philly, they do their research," Moylan says with a good-natured laugh. "They knew things about me that I didn't know about me."
So, Atlanta artist Brandon Bond went to work to do some "turd polishing".  As you can see, I think Brandon did an excellent job.  Go to the original link at All or Nothing Tattoo and Arts Studio for more of the story.  At bottom is a video showing the re-work being done.

On a side note, I find it funny how the deals that actually get done never seem to have rumors bandied about predicting it.  Strange, eh?

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Here are Peter Moylan's career stats, via Baseball-Reference.

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1 comment:

  1. Noooooooooooo! Hate the Moylan go, but at least he didn't sign with the Yankees!


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