I'm playing from behind for the second time in this inaugural Turk-Off. Beardy is ahead by 1 pack, and since we both may have exhausted our hits the lead may be too much to overcome. I will not lose hope, however, and Beardy has shown a propensity to open really really terrible packs at times.
We shall overcome!
Before we get to the packs, another few polls have closed:
The best 3 pulls from packs 1-4 are the Rolen Relic, Santana Chrome, and Pettite Chrome. I think the first 2 are no brainers but Pettite over the Helton SP? Really. I'm disappointed.
I forget what the second poll question was because I accidentally erased it. It must not have been too compelling.
The third question leaves little room for doubt. Beardy is in fact the son of a motherless goat. Sorry. Don't blame the messenger Beardy.
On to the packs
#122 Roy Oswalt 0pts #154 Travis Buck 0pts #160 Ivan Rodriguez 0pts #110 Dice-K 0pts (Really starting this pack off gangbusters) #150 Ken Griffey Jr 2pts (Finally some points)
#159 Johan Santana Ad Back 8pts (AD Back) x 3 (star) = 24 pts (WooHoo!!, I new I had to be getting one of these eventually and I hoped it was a star. Now I have to hope that Beardy wastes some decent pulls, but not quite good enough to overtake me. I'm back in it baby!)
#157 Jake Peavy 0pts #13 Play At The Plate Checklist 0pts
Pack 13 Total: 26 points
How about that. A nice hit AND no Yankees! Doesn't get much better than that.
#169 Justin Verlander 0pts #163 Troy Tulowitzki 0pts #64 Miguel Tejada 0pts #172 Kelvin Jiminez -1pts (Well, it was fun not getting negative points while it lasted)
#TRP16 Abe Lincoln 5pts (Nice. My man Abe. I might get lucky and pull this pack out if Beardy opens a dud. He already pulled George. For my money Abe and George are the best president pulls, although we get more points for Polk or Harrison. I guess because Washington and Lincoln always get all the glory and the other 2 guys could use a little pub.)
#65 Mike Cameron 0pts #67 Chase Wright -1pts (It's a big conspiracy. That's what I think)
#109 The Captain Checklist 0pts (Since it's a Yankee it might be worth negative points, but since it's Jeter it might be worth one. However, it's a Checklist so I don't think its anything. I'll change it if necessary)
Pack 14 Total: 3 points
So many Yankees. So many. They are really coming down hard on me. 5 points might win a pack. 3 points not likely. I guess we'll see. my guess is Beardy gets 4 points in pack 14.