OK, so it looks like my euphoria over getting 2 relics and an auto was misguided, as Beardy pulled a second relic to go with his auto as well. I could have sworn I only got 2 relics in my other box. Oh well, that's OK.
You might also have noticed that Beardy's miniscule lead held up as well. I couldn't believe it. My packs were all better than his. In fact, if either of us had pulled any of those packs in a different order, I would have regained the lead. It's really amazing, actually.
Does it surprise me? Not is the least. You see, I know how good Beardy is at the Turk Off game. If I had been playing someone else, like Dubbs or Canuck, this would have been over long ago. When it comes to a well played Turk Off those guys are faqin amateurs.
But not Beardy. Well played good sir.
Here is my final submission.
575 Conference On The Mound CL -1pts 344 Chris Carpenter 624 Fausto Carmona 2ptsThe ying to Westbrook's bottom of the rotation yang. I can't believe these gus are our 1 and 2.
617 Erick Aybar 418 Noah Lowry Red 2pts
576 Touch 'Em All Cl 611 Jose Capellan 552 Mike Lieberthal
Pack Total: 3 pts
381 Mark Grudzielanek 496 Kameron Loe -2pts 470 Miguel Tejada 486 BJ Ryan White 5 pts
398 Joe Nathan 503 Roy Halladay 432 Matt Holliday 403 JD Drew Black 10ptsJD Drew crushed my dreams a few years ago with a grand slam in the ALCS. And the Red Sox fans still don't like him.
611 Jose Capellan Red 2pts
621 Jason Kubel 626 John Rheinecker 404 Bruce Chen 2ptsAnyone ever see that movie "They Call Me Bruce"? I used to love that movie. Not that it has anything to do with anything.
Pack Total: 14 pts
518 Andy Pettite 513 Mike Mussina -1pts 508 Tim Hudson (Damn, wrong uni again) 556 Willy Tavarez 316 Alez Rodriguez Red 2/2 = 1pts
JR Jose Reyes Relic 8ptsAnother Relic! Can you believe it? I know it's still only 8 points, but another one. That isn't normal, is it? 4 hits in this box?
578 Bunting The Runner Over Cl
Pack Total: 8 pts
B-18 Blanket: Carlos Lee 5ptsI have no idea what the heck I'm supposed to do with this.
Well there it is. Finito.
I tried to psych Beardy out a little bit by telling him that I had some good stuff coming up. It wasn't really a lie, as I did pull another hit. (And how crazy is it that it came in my last pack?) But, the truth is I need to win 3 of the last 4 packs and I don't think I have the juice to do it. Not unless I get really lucky. No, Beardy's masterfully played 17-20 packs sealed my fate. That was my 99MPH fastball with 2 strikes and he fouled it back. Kept that at bat alive.
I tip my cap.
No matter what the outcome I have a nice little prize for the Beardman. I wish it included some great Orioles cards, but it probably won't. I haven't busted enough wax in the last 6 months to come up with anything very good. But, I hope he'll enjoy it anyway.
I know there are those of you out there who are feeling really good about yourselves because you predicted a Beardy victory. Well, go ahead, bask in the glow. You might have been right this time. But not because you know anything about the Turk Off.
I think you just picked him because you like dudes with Beards.