The Big Hurt Gets Bronzed

The Thomas statue shortly after its unveiling. I could barely get in to get this picture let alone get the camera settings dialed in. This turned out better than I thought it would.

Yesterday I made it to U.S. Cellular Field to see the second Frank Thomas day in as many years. Last August I saw the team retire his number. Yesterday they gave him a statue in left field. Frank was probably the best hitter I have seen so far in my life. I have seen players hit more home runs and hit for a higher average, but none that could do both while staying clean. Continue reading

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Carlton Fisk Countdown: #25

Finally the top 25. This countdown is starting to wind down. Today I have picked a more recent card of Carlton. It is a Topps Fan Favorites card of Carlton. This card is so great because it replicates the 1983 Topps design with two new pictures on it. I have already gone on about what the 1983 season means to me in this countdown. To have a new card with the same design of that great set is a bonus. I like what Topps has done here. Maybe in the future we will see more from the Fan Favorites genre.