Tuesday, March 31, 2020

#167 Dave Hollins


WILLPOWER : noun \ ˈwil-ˌpau̇(-ə)r  \
: strong determination that allows one to do something difficult

In 1996, he was traded from the Twins to the Mariners for...David Ortiz.
Their careers ended up quite differently.
He was once placed on the DL for spider bites that aggravated his diabetes.

Batting average .262
Home runs 112
Runs batted in 482

Philadelphia Phillies (1990–1995)
Boston Red Sox (1995)
Minnesota Twins (1996)
Seattle Mariners (1996)
Anaheim Angels (1997–1998)
Toronto Blue Jays (1999)
Cleveland Indians (2001)
Philadelphia Phillies (2002)

All-Star (1993)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

#166 Charlie Hayes


PRIMED : transitive verb \ ˈprīm  \
: to instruct beforehand

I'm pretty sure that he was NOT instructed beforehand that he would go on to play for seven different teams (three of them twice) over a 13 year career.

Batting average .262
Home runs 144
Runs batted in 740

San Francisco Giants (1988–1989)
Philadelphia Phillies (1989–1991)
New York Yankees (1992)
Colorado Rockies (1993–1994)
Philadelphia Phillies (1995)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1996)
New York Yankees (1996–1997)
San Francisco Giants (1998–1999)
Milwaukee Brewers (2000)
Houston Astros (2001)

World Series Champion (1996)

Friday, March 27, 2020

#165 Lenny Dykstra


NAILS : as in "tough as"
Third or fourth use of a nickname in this set.

Dykstra's book House of Nails made it to #11 on the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list for July 17, 2016.

Batting average .285
Home runs 81
Runs batted in 404

New York Mets (1985–1989)
Philadelphia Phillies (1989–1996)

3× All-Star (1990, 1994, 1995)
World Series champion (1986)
Silver Slugger Award (1993)



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

#164 Darren Daulton


LEADER : Noun lead·​er \ ˈlē-dər
: a person who has commanding authority or influence

Maybe a leader on the field, but he also led off the field. He was a leader in driving tickets.

Batting average .245
Home runs 137
Runs batted in 588

Philadelphia Phillies (1983, 1985–1997)
Florida Marlins (1997)

3× All-Star (1992, 1993, 1995)
World Series Champion (1997)
Silver Slugger Award (1992)
NL RBI leader (1992)
Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

#163 Ricky Bottalico


PROSPECT : Noun pros·​pect | \ ˈprä-ˌspekt
: a likely candidate for a job or position

It seems like Emotion had used "PROSPECT" already, I'll have to go back and look.
Anyhow, this PROSPECT went on to a decent 11 year career.

Win–loss record 33–42
Earned run average 3.99

Philadelphia Phillies (1994–1998)
St. Louis Cardinals (1999)
Kansas City Royals (2000)
Philadelphia Phillies (2001–2002)
Arizona Diamondbacks (2003)
New York Mets (2004)
Milwaukee Brewers (2005)


NL All-Star (1996)

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