Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#84 Benji Gil

WATCHING : verb \ˈwäch, ˈwȯch\
: to look at (someone or something) for an amount of time and pay attention to what is happening

Benji did a lot of watching from the bench mostly as a utility player never appearing in more than 130 games in a season.

 First Mexican native to be picked in the first round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft.

Won a World Series with the Anaheim Angels in 2002, batting .800 (4for5).

Friday, April 11, 2014

#83 Will Clark

MR. INTENSE : (Hey Emotion, that's not an adjective or a verb)

How about THRILLING since his real nickname was The Thrill?

Member of the 1984 Olympic team.

Won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur player in 1985.

Hit a home run on HIS FIRST SWING in his first major league at bat off Nolan Ryan
(That is awesome, I did not know that)

6-time All-Star (1988-1992 and 1994)
NL Gold Glove Winner (1991)
2-time NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1989 & 1991)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

#82 Alex Rodriguez

BLAZING : of outstanding power, speed, heat, or intensity

Enjoy the card, I have nothing to say about him.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Emotion Recap - Page 9

#73 Steve Ontiveros - TOUGH
#74 Rubin Sierra - MOTORING (Whats your price...)
#75 Terry Steinbach - CHASING
#76 Jay Buhner - SOLID
#77 Ken Griffey - JUNIOR
#78 Randy Johnson - FURY
#79 Edgar Martinez - UPSET
#80 Tino Martinez - READY
#81 Marc Newfield - PROMISE

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

#81 Marc Newfield

PROMISE : noun \ˈprä-məs\
a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified

Dude, promise me you wont tell ANYONE about this joint in my luggage!
 In 1996 arrested at the team hotel in Dearborn, Mich., and charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Another Mariners outfielder in the shadow of a kid named Griffey.

Hit into an unassisted triple play in 1994.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

#80 Tino Martinez

READY : adjective \ˈre-dē\
: properly prepared or finished and available for use


Tino is short for Constantino.

1st round draft pick in 1988 for the Mariners.

1991 MVP Pacific Coast League Calgary Cannons

Helped lead the Yankees to World Series championships in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000.

Won the Home Run Derby in 1997.

Friday, February 28, 2014

#79 Edgar Martinez

UPSET : verb \(ˌ)əp-ˈset\
: to make (someone) unhappy, worried, etc.
: to cause an unpleasant feeling in (your stomach)
: to cause (something) to be unable to continue in the expected way

Based on the photo on the front of the card, I think Edward is:
 : unhappy
: and has an upset stomach
: because he just popped out.

Edgar Martinez IS the Designated Hitter.

Played all 18 years of his career with the Mariners (plus 8 seasons in their farm system).

Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 2003
Recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award 2004
World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame 2007
Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame 2007
Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame 2011