Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Mar 28, 2023.
clearing up space to try to keep ohtani?
meant to post this yesterday
back when a lot of us were young, long before the instant access of the internet, there were baseball cards
i remember in 1970 my grandmother bought me a box (not pack) of baseball cards. i got almost everyone (except johnny bench), and a ton of duplicates. one of the dupes was pat corrales (then) of the reds
his card really stuck with me, and i often wondered why i had never heard of him. turns out he was the second string catcher behind… yup, johnny bench
not an earth shattering memory but one i recalled every time i heard pat corrales name… including this last time
it really puts time and mortality into perspective when our heroes die, but sometimes the non heroes do it as well
i finally saw pat corrales play in a blowout game in dodger stadium and i think he even got a hit… or maybe i just hoped he did. either way i just like to say thanks for the memories that stuck with me all my life and rest in peace
sorry for the “cool story bro” monologue, just felt i needed to get it out
Pat Corrales, the Dodgers’ assistant to the general manager who worked more than 64 years in professional baseball and was part of two World Series champions, passed away on Sunday.
1:29 PM · Aug 28, 2023 · 16.5K Views
^ btw, here’s the card
Lol what a clown show
Other players currently on waivers, per sources: Yankees OF Harrison Bader, Mets RHP Carlos Carrasco, White Sox RHP Mike Clevinger, Tigers RP José Cisnero. Claims awarded in reverse order of winning percentage as of Thursday. Teams on fringes of wild-card race likely to be most aggressive claimers.
3:08 PM · Aug 29, 2023 · 155K Views
Not liking reverse winning percentage as a priority determiner. I understand using that in the off-season for player draft order, with league parity as the goal, But why should a team be punished during the season for having more wins? For example, if one team leads another by one game for the final wildcard spot, and they both have a need for a Giolito-level starter, is it really fair that the trailing team gets first say?
Order should be determined by random lottery.
Corrales was a member of one of best high school teams in our part of state (Fresno High). He caught a couple of future major league pitchers in Dick Ellsworth and Jim Maloney.
Personal note......my first in person Dodger game was Maloney's MLB debut.
I could see Farhan dipping into that pool.
Cool story bro.
What year is that, 1970? Probably some good value in that collection. I have crates of late 70's, early 80's in storage. Haven't even looked at them in probably 3 decades. Maybe someday if I have grandkids they'll get them. My non earth shattering memory - as a Cey fan I tried to get every one of his Topps cards. Unfortunately I failed because his rookie card was out of my budget. Not due specifically to him, but back then they issued rookie cards for each position and with three players, and unfortunately the Cey rookie was also known as the Schmidt rookie card.
if there's anything left by the time its his turn
Mom found one of these in my old room many years ago after I moved out. It's considered in "good" condition.
had sets from 70-72 w all sorts of good stuff that i saved in my folks back house
then my little bitch nephew moved in w my sister and went through the room w all my stuff
of course all my collections were suddenly no longer there when i checked and no one knows what happened but i do
he ended up being about 500lb of worthless goo but of course he's high priority for our tax dollars
still haven't forgiven him for that one, fucking bastard
had to trade for this one
sadly have no idea where it is
“I think it wouldn’t be surprising to see [Shelby Miller] back at some point during this homestand,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said.
i know this one was in there for sure
i had those boxes that kept all the cards by team and it was really detailed
only played around w doubles in dice games etc.
Really sucks that someone helped themselves to your collection. We all had this one cousin in our family - when we knew he was coming over everyone hid their cards.
yeah, when i left home i only kept a few things and my dad packed them in this one room in what he basically used for work and storage
when my sister moved in i never even thought about it but i sure should of
would have been a lot of fun to go through now and ffs they were mine but thieves don't gaf about that
probably bought twinkies and swallowed them down his massive piehole w the money
I gave my 60's era collection (Koufax, Mays, Mantle et al) to a cousin who developed a coke habit in later life. My collection went up his nose.
at least you gave it to him so it was his do with as he pleased
extensive hot wheel collection vanished as well but i played w those so who knows what they were worth
can probably figured it out if i ever get around to counting the rolls of flab
Separate names with a comma.