Friday, June 7, 2013
Custom Card of the Day: Gyorko Edition
Rookies. Can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em.
In some cases, you absolutely have to live with them, because they make up 9/10ths of your team. And the Padres is one of these cases. Jedd Gyorko, Jedi Knight from the Planet San Diego (so that would make him a San Diegan, according to Fred Willard), is the Padres' starting 2nd basemen this year. And yes, we haven't heard of him either.
Gyorko is evidently doing well for the Padres, hitting as well as a rookie second baseman for a struggling team can. As long as he's not throwing bats and taking offense to beanings, he's doing just fine. Also, just like many other Padres, you can't find anybody else in the world with his name. Him, Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal and Edinson Volquez should all join the All Odd Names Team, along with Adeiny Herchevarria and ex-MLBer Tim Spoonybarger. But I digress.
Gyorko is also sporting an awesome throwback uniform, one that dates back to the 70's, a time when nobody on the Padres was named Gyorko. Sure, there might have been a Gossage on their, but he's not like Gyorko. Matter of fact, his name is just fun to type. Gyorko. Gyorko.
Still, hopefully Gyorko will soldier on for his failing squad.
(Dear God, I hope he or his mom isn't reading this.)
Coming Tomorrow- Another Rockie? Another Rockie.