there is some harmonic convergence going on in the next few weeks between this site and my other one, oh my o-pee-chee! of course, it's because i am making it be that way. yesterday i featured steve garvey on both sites, and today, it's mike easler's turn. you may know him by his nickname 'hit man'.
a few years ago, when joe torre took over as the dodgers' skipper, he wanted to bring don mattingly with him to be the hitting coach. mattingly accepted the job, but had some personal issues to tend to in indiana or wherever. so, mike easler was tapped to fill in. in doing so, he got to be included in the 2008 topps dodgers premium team set, that 55 card extravaganza from which i may someday showcase each card.
there is another mike easler card i think is worth celebrating - his 1982 fleer card
it features the hit man in the visitor's dugout at dodger stadium with a lurking luis tiant (and a dude in streetclothes) in the background. 26 years later, easler was sitting in the other dugout.
voici a vous, hit man! thanks for signing my card!