Friday, August 31, 2012
#88 - Bryn Smith
What a card: You've got to love it. Bryn Smith signing a baseball card for a fan.
Smith was about to embark on the most successful season of his 13-year major league career. He would go 18-5 for the Expos in 1985.
My observation on the front: I wish I could tell what kind of card Smith is signing. If I had to guess, I'd say it looks like the back of a 1983 Topps card. Smith was card #447 in that set.
More opinion from me: At last, an Expos player who isn't airbrushed!
Something you might know: Smith was the winning pitcher in the first victory in Colorado Rockies history, an 11-4 win over his former team, the Montreal Expos, on April 9, 1993.
Something you might not know: Smith's mother, Meg, dated former manager Ralph Houk and actor Cary Grant.
My observation on the back: Smith's wife got Bryn into a little bit of trouble when she was quoted in a story in Sports Illustrated about the difference players and their families face living in Montreal. She said they would have to drive an hour across the border to Plattsburgh, N.Y., for "important staples like Doritos." That drew a fair amount of teasing.
The blog wants to speak now: The Pop Culture and Movies categories have been updated. Time for a new No. 1 movie. Title rhymes with "Burt Reynolds flick."