09 October 2013

things are a little less saxy in arizona

i saw that the diamondbacks have decided to not bring back their first base coach next year, or rather, they have decided to go with a different first base coach in 2014.  that means that former dodger steve sax is out of a job.

here's a 1983 topps sticker of the 1982 nl rookie of the year in happier times

i didn't realize that he was back in the game until sometime during the season when daniel from it's like having my own card shop pointed it out in a post.  sax and dbacks manager kirk gibson were teammates for one magical season 25 years ago, so i guess that is the connection.  here's a 1986 donruss highlights card of sax
september of 86 is the month that sax put together a 25 game hitting streak and made a run at the batting title (he finished a couple of points behind tim raines).

for some reason, i never got around to posting this 1989 upper deck card that saxy signed for me through the mail a while back.  now seems like a good time.
former dodger dave anderson was also relieved of his coaching duties recently, so maybe sax can head to texas with andy going to the desert.

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