On Friday, March 30 Liván Hernández was released from his minor league contract by the Houston Astros. So the enterprising Hernández drove 15 miles northwest and stopped at the Atlanta Braves training camp — where they signed him to a $750,000 contract stacked with performance incentives. That’s a productive couple of hours.
Note: I first heard the story while listening to the Cubs game on Saturday when their play-by-play team, Pat Hughes and Keith Moreland, brought it up and were suitably impressed. Moreland is a fantastic color guy, btw, replacing the legendary Ron Santo.
(Image is copyright Brad Barr/US-Presswire, March 8, 2012, and courtesy of tomahawktake.com)
Whether you agree with his politics or not, you have to admit Ron Paul knew how to wear a uniform.
Look out, Art Howe!
1989 Upper Deck - Nolan Ryan
I might have been a Dodger fan but Nolan Ryan was my favorite player as a kid. I was on the Rangers little league team, he was throwing no hitters, kicking ass, and had about 10 times the amount of baseball cards as any other player at the time.
I remember pulling this card while hunting for Griffey Jr. Rookies and just thinking .. “cool!” The triple exposure, the classic Astros logo, the stirrup socks. It’s still an amazing card.