Thursday, July 12, 2018

Emotion Recap - Page 18

Getting caught up, I already posted these cards individually, so here now is the completed page for those.
#154 Carlos Perez - PERFORMER
#155 Tony Tarasco - ALERT
#156 Rondell White - SURGING
#157 Edgardo Alfonzo - ON DECK
#158 Bobby Bonilla - COLOSSAL
#159 Rico Brogna - UNLEASHED
#160 Bobby Jones - CONSISTENT
#161 Bill Pulsipher - TORCH
#162 Bret Saberhagen - FIERY



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Emotion Recap - Page 17

Somehow I missed posting this recap for page 17, so lets do it now even though I just finished posting the cards for page 18.

#145 Mike Piazza - PRACTICED
#146 Ramon Martinez - STRIDING
#147 Todd Worrell - PONDERING
#148 Moises Alou - CRUCIAL
#149 Yamil Benitez - APPRENTICE
#150 Wil Cordero - EXCEL
#151 Jeff Fassero - QUALITY
#152 Cliff Floyd - POWER
#153 Pedro Martinez - EXCITING



Sunday, June 24, 2018

#162 Bret Saberhagen


FIERY : adjective  fi·ery  \ ˈfī(-ə)-rē \
: full of or exuding emotion or spirit

Threw a no-hitter his senior year in high school 1982.
Drafted out of HS by the Royals.
Went 20–6 with a 2.87 ERA to win the Cy Young in 1985.
Had great seasons on odd-numbered years, and poor seasons on even.

3× All-Star (1987, 1990, 1994)
World Series champion (1985)
2× AL Cy Young Award (1985, 1989)
World Series MVP (1985)
Gold Glove Award (1989)
MLB wins leader (1989)
AL ERA leader (1989)
Pitched a no-hitter on August 26, 1991
Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame

Kansas City Royals (1984–1991)
New York Mets (1992–1995)
Colorado Rockies (1995)
Boston Red Sox (1997–1999, 2001)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#161 Bill Pulsipher


TORCH : verb \ ˈtȯrch \
to set fire to (something, such as a building) deliberately : to cause (something) to burn

Offered a full scholarship to Old Dominion University.
Chose the Mets instead after being chosen in the second round of the 1991 Draft.
Led the Binghamton Mets to the playoffs, where he threw a no-hitter.
Named the New York Mets Minor League Player of the Year.
Almost died from a dietary supplement which contained ephedra; battled depression.
Has two sons with the initials "LHP" for "left-handed pitcher".

New York Mets (1995, 1998)
Milwaukee Brewers (1998–1999)
New York Mets (2000)
Boston Red Sox (2001)
Chicago White Sox (2001)
St. Louis Cardinals (2005)
Uni-President Lions (2006)


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

#160 Bobby Jones


CONSISTENT : adjective  con·sis·tent  \ kən-ˈsi-stənt \
: showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief, or custom 

Traded to the Mets in 2000, meaning he and Bobby J. Jones were now on the same roster.

Colorado Rockies (1997–1999)
New York Mets (2000, 2002)
San Diego Padres (2002)
Boston Red Sox (2004)

Friday, June 1, 2018

#159 Rico Brogna


UNLEASHED : verb  un·leash  \ ˌən-ˈlēsh \
: to remove a leash from (an animal) so that it can freely run, attack someone, etc.

Sick 'em Rico, sick 'em!

All-State team quarterback and won the state championship for Watertown High School in 1986.
Hit the first home run out of the newly built Coors Field. 

Detroit Tigers (1992)
New York Mets (1994–1996)
Philadelphia Phillies (1997–2000)
Boston Red Sox (2000)
Atlanta Braves (2001)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#158 Bobby Bonilla


COLOSSAL : adjective  co·los·sal  \ kə-ˈlä-səl \
: of a bulk, extent, power, or effect approaching or suggesting the stupendous or incredible


Not selected in the 1981 draft and spent a semester at New York Institute of Technology before being signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates after being spotted by scout Syd Thrift at a baseball camp in Europe.

Since 2011, Bonilla has been paid approximately $1.19 million by the New York Mets each year, through 2023. The payments come every July 1, which some fans refer to "Bobby Bonilla Day".

6× All-Star (1988–1991, 1993, 1995)
World Series champion (1997)
3× Silver Slugger Award (1988, 1990, 1991)

Chicago White Sox (1986)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1986–1991)
New York Mets (1992–1995)
Baltimore Orioles (1995–1996)
Florida Marlins (1997–1998)
Los Angeles Dodgers (1998)
New York Mets (1999)
Atlanta Braves (2000)
St. Louis Cardinals (2001)