I will start by recognizing fellow Phils fan Cliff at Capewood’s Collections. Back in July Cliff became the first of my regular readers, which was pretty cool since his site was one that I was familiar with and he was a Phils fan.
Capewood’s Collections is based in the Houston area so in addition to covering the Phils also covers the Astros. Cliff also comes through with music videos, movie reviews, bonsai trees and more. Capewood appeals to my interest in card sites that are more than just card sites. Cliff, thanks for your input and support and keep up the good work over at Capewood's Collection.
1996 Zenith #105 Bob Abreu
Since Capewood keeps us updated on both the Phillies and Astros, I have posted one of the few cards of Bobby Abreu in an Astros uniform. The obvious choice here would probably be Brad Lidge, but I am saving him for a future World Series Profile.
Yes Bobby Abreu was an Astro for about half a season a long time ago and now he is a Yankee. To me at least part of him remains a Phillie. He took a lot of heat in Philadelphia for spotty defensive play and not producing in the clutch. For me the criticism was a bit harsh. He played every day for the Phils for 8+ seasons consistently hitting .300 with a .400+ OBP. He’d also throw in 20 dingers, 100 RBIs and 30 Stolen Bases. Abreu is now a free agent, he spent this past season batting in the 3-Hole for the New York Yankees. I think he will do ok in the market.
Today we also present the new updated STS! Standings.
PTBNL won Spot The Sig! for the second week in a row, and once again hit the bonus. I sure would like to know how he picked out Russ Martin last week. I don't think I alluded to Martin in a previous post, but I may have.
All that is good for a Shane Victorino Double for PTBNL which scores Jimmy Rollins from third. The run ties PTBNL with Cardboard Junkie for the STS! lead. Victorino advances to third on a stolen base for the bonus. Stats on the Back and Night Owl both get their own stolen bases.The updated STS! scoreboard appears as follows:.
PTBNL - repsresentin those Fightin Phillies - 1 Run in - Victorino on Third
Cardboard Junkie - Braves - 1 Run in - Man on First
Stats on the Back - Stinkin Mets - Man on 3rd
Cardboard Addiction - Bosox - Man on First
Night Owl - Dodgers - Matt Kemp triumphantly advances to 2nd.
A Cardboard Problem has gotten the Yankees into the game, they remain on Deck, but I would never count out the Bronx Bombers.
Team Phungo is on vacation this weekend and I got bunches of stuff to do to get ready, therefore I am holding the profile portion of the Bob Feller STS! post for Hall of Fame Thursday.