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2008 ‘We’re Talkin’ Season Design Gallery

Recaping the season that past on my blog, here is the design gallery that I posted in the previous year.  As the 2009 season approaches, hopefully some design ideas will approach as well.  Hope you enjoy the gallery.  I will start with my favorite piece of 2008. 


Mechanics in Motion


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A Rough MLB Morning

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I started my Halladay by heading straight to the Escobar to get a Carmona.  The Kapler was not a twist HoffmanEthier I use my teeth, or the Leiter in my back pocket.

One Carmona, two Carmona, three Carmona four.  Youkilus, Youkilus!  I Doumit on the floor.  No Mora!  No Mora!   Soon, I was Gagne all night.  I woke up on Huston, Street in Rios de Janernos.  Hunter Byrds were circling my body.  Ahh, Inge!!!  How did I get that Saltalamacchia’d off only four Carmonas?  What a J.J. Putz, I am!


Tribute To Blue Jay Dominicana

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That Bird Could Catch


Brought His Playoff Timber to Philly


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That Gold Moment


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Billboard Ad Supposing My Dream of the Jays Making the Playoffs Again




Have You Seen the Ghost of Scutaro


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Don’t Remember Me


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King Kelly Did This In a Game




He Has That Effect on People


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The Blue Jay Warriors of Lake Ontario


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The Fire … The Peach


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My Blue Jay Cards


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My Blue Jay Cards Gone Crazy


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The A.L. East 2008




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As I continue grow with my designs, these should get better.  I’ve learn a lot over this past year.  It has been a great year, and now I’m ready for a new one!  Thank you everyone for the support.  Bring on April!  Go Jays!  Had to get that in there. 





Those Were the Days! Baseball Anecdotes.

Baseball in the late 1800’s was a very different game.  No fences, no gloves, helmets and very loose rules, as exemplified in the story of Hall of Famer and Boston player King Kelly (by the way “Great Mustache!”).  Kelly was a tobacco chewing, cane whirling, flamboyant character of those days.  He was known for sliding into bases with great skill.  A popular song in the day was, ‘Slide, Kelly, Slide.”  If a game went on too long for his liking, he would have no problem opening up a bottle of brandy to begin his evening. 

Kelly’s most celebrated and popular story, many of you may know, occurred when Kelly was a player/manager.  A foul pop-up drifted over by his bench out of the reach of his catcher.  As the substitution rules were very liberal at the time, he yelled out quickly, “Kelly now catching for Murphy,” he caught the ball, it was later ruled an out.

I wish a player would try something like that today, just for my amusement!

Anyway, for a great read on King Kelly and other amusing baseball stories like this one. Check out “Baseball Anecdotes” by Daniel Orkent and Steve Wulf.  

Orkent, Daniel and Steve Wulf. Baseball Anecdotes. New York: Oxford University Press,

With the offseason here, more of these stories will come creeping up in my blog, accompanied by pictures and designs hopefully.