Sunday, July 17, 2011
Custom Card of the Day: Pineda Edition
This is another one of those customs where I redid most of the design to correspond with the expansion team. In this case, I do realize that the Mariners came a year later, but I felt like I needed to revamp the 76 design, being that it's one of my favorites. It's a shame that Topps can't do a great set like they used to. And speaking of the good old days, we turn to the Mariners, or the Wile E. Coyote of the AL West. Sure, they try extremely hard, but due to the Angels and Rangers, and even the A's, at the end of the day the Mariners end up catapulted off a cliff.
And if the Mariners are like Wile E. Coyote, Michael Pineda's the ACME Company. Whereas whatever help they need, either trivial or necessary, Pindea will always try his hardest to serve up a win. I do realize he's a rookie, and he doesn't necessarily have the most wins out there (Which automatically makes him a Cy Young candidate, apparently), but he's still throwing smoke out there. That alone got him into the All Star game, which he definitely deserved (Granted, it was to replace someone who pitched that Sunday, but who gives a crap?).
So maybe the Mariners will get far sooner or later. Maybe Michael Pineda, with help from Felix, Ichiro and company will lead them there. That is unless the A's finally relent, the Angels fall apart and the other divisions are too lazy to have a Wild Card.
Coming Tomorrow- I saw this guy play last week, and he hit a grand slam to win the game at home. Of course he must have a custom.