12 June 2013

2013 topps archives dodger box topper success and fail at the same time

this sucker is huge!
much larger than the 1971 topps baseball's greatest moments cards that it pays homage to.  i just wish they had used a photo from the actual home run (his left hand came off the bat).  and, as i was reminded a while ago, the term 'walk-off' refers to the defense, not the offense, so unless dennis eckersley sprained his ankle on the mound...
'hobble-off' doesn't apply.  however, i think the 'walk-off' phrase is too far gone to bring it back to its original meaning.

4 comments:

lifetimetopps said...

I disagree - I think the term walk-off refers to the offense. I view it as the home team can "walk-off" (as opposed to the visiting team has to walk-off) - as in the home team doesn't need to take advantage of all their at bats.

Stinks they didn't use the right photo.

Backstop Cards said...

I think Eck is credited with coining the "walk off" phrase, as in, once you give up that hit, all the pitcher can do is walk off the field.

Fuji said...

Just thinking about that moment is painful. I wish cardboard companies would stop rubbing salt into the wound.

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