Turk Off 2: 9 - 12 Beardy Brings the Whoppin' Stick
If there's one good thing that comes from the Turk Off...wait, what the heck am I talking about? There are COUNTLESS good things that come from the Turk Off. But, here's one of them: we now have a name for my years long obsession with getting Curtis Granderson to grow a huge fro. The "Granderfro" is the perfect name for what would ultimately be a glorious hairsyale of indescribable beauty.
417 Bobby Crosby 412 Doug Davis 435 Sean Casey 534 Doug Mientkiewicz 573 Bonds On Deck CL Red 2pts
409 Carlos Guillen 391 Jermaine Dye 506 Rickie Weeks
Pack Total: 2 pts
318 Shawn Green 446 Orlando Hernandez 443 Kris Benson -2ptsOh crap. I didn't realize when I made the negative player list that Benson was an Oriole. I thought he played for someone else. Oh well, I'll take the hit here. I think if Beardy pulls a Benson he should get his 2 points, though. It was my mistake.
542 Mark Hendrickson White 5pts
316 Alex Rodriguez Red Add Back 2x3 = 6ptsI know he's a Yankee, but he's in his M's uni so I didn't take the penalty. I think that is proper scoring. May need a ruling by the Commish.
382 Justin Morneau 377 Roy Oswalt 603 Nat McLouth
Pack Total: 9 pts
505 Pedro Martinez 2ptsI'd be much more excited by a Pedro card if it didn't look so much like Gary Carter standing there on the pitcher's mound.
585 Tom Seaver 2ptsSweet retired player card. I'm a little jealous of Beardy's Nolan Ryan, though. Not because Ryan is better than Seaver (I don't think he is), but because Ryan's stirrups look so awesome in his card. Be sure to check it out at Beardy's Blog.
531 Chad Cordero 408 Jaime Moyer 393 Paul Lo Duca Red 2pts
504 Victor Martinez 2ptsSeeing Victor again in his Tribe uni brings a smile to my face, while the tears roll down.
514 Mike Cameron 562 Kenny Rogers
Pack Total: 8 pts
523 Dan Haren 459 Xavier Nady (Damn, no SP. Wrong uni.) 423 Vinny Castilla 341 Dontrelle Willis Red 2pts
524 Adrian Gonzalez SP 5pts
602 Matt Kemp CB Clint Barmes Red Auto 25ptsNice! A red auto! I was hoping for some kind of auto variation. Can't knock this card.
355 Adam Dunn
Pack Total: 32 pts
Well it looks like I'm going to barely hang on to the Turk Off lead after a historic set of packs that includes the first ever Turk Off tie. It will be neck and neck going into the bottom half of the Turk Off.
It was a mighty blow losing the pack that I pulled the Red Auto in. I mean, what the heck are the chances that we are both going to pull a red auto in the same friggin' pack? I guess the way it played out is fair because McCann is better than Barmes. It's disappointing none-the-less.
With all of the big hits out of the way it will be small ball down the stretch.
And, while I have been holding my own in the poling, Beardy still leads. This despite the fact that I've been winning the Turk Off for the entire time? What's wrong with you people?