Keith included a few cards from one of my all-time favorite brands, Topps Stadium Club, including this tribute to longtime Rockie Todd Helton.
|2014 Stadium Club #31 Todd Helton|
15-5? Yes, slugfests still happen even with the humidor around.
Dante Bichette was one of the Blake Street Bombers that participated in plenty of Rockies slugfests throughout his career, though regardless of whether there's been a humidor at Coors Field, the Rockies haven't had much success on the road.
|1995 Stadium Club #326 Dante Bichette|
|1995 Stadium Club #326 Dante Bichette (Reverse)|
|2012 Panini Prizm #199 Wilin Rosario (RC)|
Though he and Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa don't always get along, you have to appreciate that Rosario has an actual nickname, rather than just a shortened version of his real name, e.g. Tulo, Cuddy, CarGo, Miggy, Cutch, Maggs, etc....
On that note, I ran across a post on Reddit today that points out that quite a few players don't go by their given first names. With B.J. Upton deciding to now go by his given name of Melvin, that subject has been in the baseball news cycle.
|2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Autographs #GQA-DL DJ LeMahieu (AU)|
|2014 Topps Chrome Blue Refractors #112 Troy Tulowitzki /199|
In honor of his 26th birthday, I'll conclude with another card of "Baby Bull".
|2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Framed Mini Relics #GQMR-WR Wilin Rosario (MEM)|
For a professional ballplayer, it must be nice to celebrate your birthday just as training camp gets underway. I have one coming up in about two weeks, though I am not participating in any club's spring training activities.
Thanks again to Keith, and I hope you're all enjoying the early days of spring training!