|I wonder is a player like Gene Oliver was happy with the Braves move to Atlanta? For one thing, he was from Moline so being in Milwaukee would seem to be a more natural place for him. Additionally, he was a good (not great) major league hitter before the move, but after the move, well, he was NOT.
I keep thinking I need to try and build a set from the 60s. I always lean towards the 1964 set, but I gotta say, the more I see of the 1967, the more I like it.
|The return of Mr. Bong. I first featured Mr. Bong in this post, but I decided to replace that card in my Atlanta Braves binder with this one (thanks Derek), because it doesn’t, you know, feature some irrelevant Astro never-was. No, I prefer my cards only feature an Atlanta Brave never-was. (The usage of the English language in this post is brought to you by 8 years of schooling in Columbus, Georgia.)|
Maybe I’m ignorant.
Maybe I’m stupid.
Maybe I don’t understand.
Still, I support Jim Riggleman.
|He may fall well short of being a hall of fame player, but Felipe Alou was a major league hitter all the way. He had such an excellent career, but I guess it is inevitable that he will be better known, if not as a manger, then as Moises Dad.
Do I have a point? Nah.
Check out the box score at this link. Notice the three players in the outfield after Mays, McCovey and Cepeda exited the game. Damn cool.