Last night's lines:
CC: 1-5, 1R
Gomes: 3-4, 3R, 1RBI, 1SB (!)
Another of the guys we used to watch a lot in Durham, Andy Sonnanstine, had a very not so good night against the Red Sox. Bummed about that, but I'm sure he's more bummed. The only game the compa and I have seen at the Trop was his CG SHO of the White Sox last year, so the brilliance is in there!
Anyway, I woke up this morning to find out over at Can't Have Too Many Cards that I share a birthday with Terry Bradshaw and Billy Preston. Good stuff!
There are two weird things I find about birthdays as an adult: 1) as a gift for yourself you are more apt to finally spend money on that trimmer you need than the Goudey Dizzy Dean you are dyeing to have; 2) no one will get the Dean for you for your birthday. You must get it yourself later, after which your partner/wife/husband/significant other will, upon receiving the credit card bill, say, "What the #@#$ is this three-digit PayPal charge on the credit card!"
Long story short, birthday or not, gotta keep things on a budget. Last year I picked up this card for under $20:
Sure, with all the fakes in circulation you never know, but I have seen another of the /5 on ebay, so I feel pretty good about it. I really dig the look of the Bowman card to begin with, and Carl's quizzical expression makes you wonder if he forgot his contacts. Having a sig on it makes it great for me. For some reason the 1999 Topps Traded tends to sell for a bit more, so I was pretty stoked to score this for what I did.
Anyway, have a great one!