Friday, August 23, 2013

#205 - Steve Rogers

What a card: This is the last card of Steve Rogers issued during his career. It's a pretty good final salute.

My observation on the front: One of those cards where you are forever wondering where Rogers is looking and who he has spied.

More opinion from me: One of these days I'm going to figure out the first card to feature the entire last name of a player on the back of his uniform. I don't expect this to be it.

Something you might know: Rogers is often considered the best pitcher in Expos history and he holds several franchise records. He's also remembered for surrendering Rick Monday's home run that clinched the Dodgers' trip to the 1981 World Series.

Something you might not know: Rogers was just featured in a story in the Montreal Gazette, bagging on old Jarry Park. "It was the worst," he said. "Everybody remembers quaint little Jarry Park and how nice it was ... well, bull. Jarry Park was a major league stadium in name only."

My observation on the back: Unless it's the crossword in Baseball Digest, I personally find crossword puzzles frustrating and quite UN-relaxing.

The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames and News categories are updated.

1 comment:

Anagramsci said...

ah, Steve's sudden collapse was crushing to a young Expo fan in 1984... I still don't understand how it happened. He's been a staunch supporter of the almost-certainly-doomed effort to bring baseball back to Montreal...