Saturday, October 3, 2015

End of times

Just two more games left in the 2015 season for my south siders. I was announced that most of the coaching staff would return for 2016 - only bench coach Mark Parent got the axe. Not sure what Hahn sees in Robin, because while I love the guy, he is not doing a great job as manager. Barring an incredible start (and finish) to 2016, I don't see Robin managing here in 2017.

Let me rephrase that: I HOPE I don't see Robin managing here in 2017.

All that being said, on the north side, they get at least one extra game in October. And that means I get to break out some images I made the last time the Cubs made the post season.

I got more based on how far the Cubs go in October.

Someone excited about the post season near me is Tony at Wrigley Roster Jenga. Tony made it to more Sox games this year than I did (zero for me). He posted a coupon that is the size of a ball card and would be the perfect addition to a player collection. Luckily, Tony had a couple extra and was willing to mail one over along with some other cards of that team I care about, but he does not. It's a Chicago thing.

With that good a start, I should work on the rainbow of Adam Engel. First round pick a couple years back from Louisville. Currently ranked #17 with the Sox, we'll see if he shows up in the bigs in the next couple years. Could be a cheap rainbow to complete.

Couple golds in the envelope too. I really think Spanky could go far with the Sox in regard to being the replacement for Konerko in the hearts of the Sox fans. He plays hard each game and seems to have a fun time doing it. Jose had another solid year. If we do a small rebuild, these two make a good start to build around.

WHOA! That Bowman was completely unexpected. The Paulie on the right is what I asked about. It's actually a coupon for some food product, but it's a fine addition to the Konerko binder. That Willard is strange in that I didn't know I needed it. Oh - I need a lot of early Sox vintage. It's just that the team listing for 1954 Bowman White Sox failed to list Mr. Marshall. They put him on the Reds.

Thanks for the cards, Tony. I good luck to the Cubs. Should see them on the golf course by next weekend. Yeah - I'm a hater.


  1. I'm glad you got a kick out of the cards, I'm just going to go ahead and ignore all the hate!

  2. The hate? I hope to see more of it because that means the Northsiders keep winning!

  3. Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you...