Wednesday, July 16, 2014
#310 - Manny Trillo
What a card: Manny Trillo had just completed his first season with the Giants after signing as a free agent in December, 1983.
My observation on the front: Trillo has a lot of cards in which he is serious-faced and squinty-eyed. There are some smiles on his later cards, like this one, but it's still odd to see.
More opinion from me: This is one of the weaker choices for a card that ends with a zero number. There is nothing about Trillo's 1984 season that says he should have landed a card ending in a zero.
Something you might know: Trillo was a Gold Glove second baseman who won MVP honors in the NLCS in 1980 en route to helping the Phillies win the World Series that year.
Something you might not know: When A's second baseman Mike Andrews made two errors in the 12th inning of Game 2 of the 1973 World Series and A's owner Charlie Finley attempted to waive him in the middle of the Series, the player he wanted to activate in Andrews' place was Trillo. But Commissioner Bowie Kuhn nixed that.
My observation on the back: I don't know, maybe it's just that I didn't grow up around guns, but that bio reads a little disturbing to me. A lot of stuff about Trillo's family life and then, oh by the way, he likes to shoot pistols.
The blog wants to speak now: The Music category is updated. There's a new No. 1. It's connected to the following quote: "Love is an illusion created by lawyer types like yourself to perpetuate another illusion called marriage to create the reality of divorce and then the illusionary need for divorce lawyers."