Fun with baseball

Rickey Henderson: 2 Legit 2 Quit music video

My contribution to the 2 Legit 2 Quit legacy

I am proud to say that one of my blog posts is a citation on the 2 Legit 2 Quit wikipedia page. Now the question is: can you take the 2 Legit 2 Quit challenge? Can you watch the entire 2 Legit 2 Quit music video without doing the hand gesture?

1958 Topps Fence Busters # 212 - Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews

What is this mysterious yellow disc?

Giant yellow tennis ball is attacking Wrigley Field! What would that yellow sphere be? Ideas are explored on my baseball blog, Supernova at Wrigley Field captured in 1958 Topps baseball card. It’s a fun interdisciplinary blog post covering baseball, world history, pop culture, and science all from 1958.

How the advertising will really appear in Wrigley Field's outfield and Jumbotron

The truth behind the Wrigley Field ads on the Jumbotron

(See the mockups at unlikelymoose.com) The Chicago Cubs and the Rickets released a photo mockup of how Wrigley Field will look like with the Jumbotron and additional ads. However, they didn’t put real ads in their mockup. They put cute “Wrigley Field” logos in there. That’s now how it’s gonna look! In reality there’s gonna …

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How AJ Pierzynski goofed his Chicago Tribune ad

Two major mistakes AJ Pierzynski made in his Chicago Tribune ad for White Sox fans

8-year former White Sox player A.J. Pierzynski is a class act to run a full-page ad for local fans in the Chicago Tribune at the end of 2012. I tip my hat to him. But I also give AJ two tips: 1) No true Chicagoan calls it “Chi-town.” Only people who aren’t from Chicago call …

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Backs of famous baseball cards

Can you guess what famous baseball card this is? [Answer]. It would be fun to take the 45 most iconic baseball cards of all time and show just the backs of the cards. You’ll enjoy more posts about baseball cards: Backs of famous baseball cards Critique of Dick Perez’s Grover Alexander painting The crazy backgrounds …

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Critique of Dick Perez’s Grover Alexander painting

Dick Perez. The official Baseball Hall of Fame artist of the 80s and 90s. I grew up collecting the Donruss cards featuring his “Diamond King” paintings with crazy backgrounds. I did my fair share of baseball portraits in grade school and high school, so in some ways Dick Perez has had a positive influence on …

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1960 Topps folded in half

Why would I be so excited to see a baseball card folded in half? Find out on my baseball blog: “Fold a baseball card to create excitement.”

$500 for one pack of baseball cards

Topps is selling packs of eight cards for $500. That’s right. $500 for one pack of baseball cards. Here is my email to Topps: Dear Topps, your Five Star cards will scare many people away from collecting any cards. This $500-per-pack is an image destroyer for your brand. You may reply with, “well, this is …

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