Jered Weaver. Chad Billingsley. Zack Greinke. Joel Hanrahan. What do these people all have in common? They are all Major League pitchers. They are all on the disabled list. They are all on my fantasy team which now finds itself in last place. My starting pitchers now consist of Madison Bumgardner, Phil Hughes, Tim Hudson, and Matt Cain. Free agency can only help me so much. And don’t even get me started on my relievers. John Axford is awful. Carlos Marmol is awful. Steve Cishek might get some saves if the Marlins ever win. That leaves Huston Street as my only reliable closer. It can’t get any worse, right?
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.