19 April 2011

jon garland, double dipper

[this is the fifteenth installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, and mike maddux.]

now that it's official, i'll add jon garland to the list of dodger double dippers.  official, as in garland finally made his first appearance for the dodgers after rejoining them following a year sabbatical in san diego.  you'll recall that garland pitched for the blue over the last couple of months of the 2009 season and did fairly well - he was 3-2 with a 2.72 era.  he was thusly rewarded with this 2010 topps card
later, garland appeared in topps' update series as a padre since he signed a free agent deal with them before the start of the 2010 season
after a 14-win season in san diego, garland was once again a free agent and ned was stocking up on starting pitching.  garland chose to return to los angeles, and he made his first start of the season after a bout of forearm stiffness.  it didn't go so well as he gave up 5 runs against the cardinals, but there's always next time.  as in tomorrow.

garland is featured in 2011 topps heritage as a dodger (sans hat) but i prefer this card from the 2011 topps dodgers team set
welcome back jon! 

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