Friday, January 21, 2022

Randy Boyd, 1961-2022

It was very sad when I saw on Twitter yesterday that former hockey player Randy Boyd had passed away, at just 59 years old. 

               👉 From NHL ALUMBI on Twitter.

I can't say that I remember Randy playing in the NHL, but I suppose that when watching games way back in the 1980s that I certainly did see him playing for the Penguins, Blackhawks, Islanders, or the Canucks. 

6️⃣2️⃣ Born in 1962, in Coniston, Ontario,Canada, Randy just celebrated his Birthday on January 23rd.

👉 Boyd was drafted in the 3rd Round of the NHL Draft in 1980 by Pittsburgh, and started his professional career with the Ottowa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League.

👉 Boyd made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 1981-82, and made it into the 1983-84 OPC card set, #283.

Rest in Peace, Randy Boyd.

Happy Baseball Birthday! Jake Cronenworth

Looking at Twitter this evening I saw a post by My Sports Obsession, that it's the Happy Baseball Birthday! of former Michigan Wolverine and current Padres 2nd Baseman,  Jake Cronenworth.

Jake has blossomed into an exciting player for the Padres, and, along with Fernando Tatis, Jr. & Many Machado, they have fuled a terrific turnaround in San Diego. 

When Jake goes deep, it's awesome to hear Padres TV play by play announcer Dan Orsillo proclaim "welcome to the CRONE ZONE!"

My favorite Cronenworth baseball card so far is his 2021 Topps Living Set card.

I also have this card of Jake, another winner because of that old school Topps Rookie Cup on the card.

Happy Baseball Birthday, Jake...Go BLUE! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Tigers Card Tuesday... Topps Living Set Casey Mize

Detroit Tigers RHP Casey Mize is the focus of this addition of Tigers Card Tuesday! 

Mize, the Tigers 1st RD draft choice in 2018, and 1st Overall pick, is Card #478 in the Topps Living Set, and, Casey is the 17th different Detroit player in the set. 

Mize was a bright spot for the Tigers rotation in 2021, made a career best 30 starts, with a 7-9 record, and a 3.71 ERA.

4️⃣ Casey is the 4th Tigers pitcher in the TLS, joining Jack Morris, Spencer Turnbull, and Matthew Boyd.

👉 Tomorrow is Topps Living Set release day, and I'm looking forward to seeing the new cards. 

Have a terrific week, and, Play BALL! 🐯⚾️